Once I heard someone saying : Christ is Risen and so what?
Allow me to give a personal answer to that `so what?`
After the death of my wife someone asked me how is everything going with me, how I am coping with that situation. I answered:
`Christ is Risen!` Not understanding, the man said: `So what?`
Then I told him: `If Christ is Risen then everything is all right. I do not need to worry. If Christ is Risen then my sins are forgiven. If Christ is Risen then the tomb of my wife and all the tombs are empty.
`Why are you seeking the living One among the dead?` asked the angel. If Christ is Risen then he opened for us the gates of Heaven.
`Today you shall be with Me in heaven` He said to the repentant robber. If Christ is Risen, then there is no situation in life which to be a blind alley.
`In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
`When did God die?` asked her husband once the wife of a priest.
`What do you mean?` said her husband. `God did not die!`
Then his wife said:
`But seeing you so troubled and upset because of that problem you`re facing I thought that maybe God died. Cause you behave as if He were dead.
The Easter come every year and of course every Sunday to remind us that God did not die and everything is all right because Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed.
Excerpt from Spiritual Vitamins for Strengthening the Soul. With Christ every day during the ecclesiastical year. Vol1 Anthony M. Coniaris, Sophia. via http://altarulcredinței.md