Christ gave his life in love to his Father; in a way beyond human understanding, his death shows the wisdom of God.
Christ rose again from the dead; the message of eternal life is contained in Christ’s death and resurrection.
Christ did not come to explain away suffering; he came to fulfil it.
Like Abraham we are called to be prepared to sacriﬁce everything to God, and thus we ﬁnd fulﬁlment.
God will refuse us nothing now that Christ, risen from the dead, pleads our cause in heaven.
Like the leper, we cry out to Christ, who alone can cure us of all our troubles and weakness. He reaches out and touches us with his grace, telling us to be cured. We belong to Christ in the company of the saints, and are called to do everything for the glory of God. We are a people of joy because we know that Christ delivers us from our sins.
Jesus Christ gives meaning to our lives. Without him life can seem no better than hired drudgery, but with his Spirit in us, all our service of others is done for love. This is a service that brings perfect freedom. The world needs Christ, and it is our calling to bring him to everyone.