Joy Overbeck

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Pope Francis holds the book of Gospels as he presides over Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Holy Thursday, which this year falls on the 10th anniversary of the death of St. John Paul II, marks the start of a busy four days for the 78-year-old Francis: On Friday, he performs the Via Crucis procession at Rome's Colosseum. Saturday, he presides over the solemn Easter Vigil, and a few hours later celebrates Easter Sunday Mass. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

While Easter TV movies and films always seem to focus on the blood-drenched agony of Christ’s lashing, torture and horrific crucifixion, the real story of Easter is the rest of the story — the part we don’t see. It’s reunion with God. The whole purpose of God coming down to earth in his man-suit was to reconcile us fallen humans with God the perfect Father so we can spend eternity with him in a heavenly reunion.

It seems passing strange that the God who created the heavens and the earth is so crazy about us that he arranged things at great personal expense so we could have an intimate relationship with him, forever.…  Seguir leyendo »

Now that a CEO can be forced from his job because he once contributed to a pro-heterosexual-marriage campaign, and a baker cannot legally refuse to bake a cake celebrating a “wedding” that he believes violates God’s law, don’t look for secularists to pause from their labors on Good Friday.

Rather, expect them to continue to pummel a religion they think rejects diversity not only by upholding bride-and-groom marriage, but also by insisting there’s only one way to God. That would be Christianity.

The defining event of the faith takes place at Easter, when the God-man Jesus voluntarily gave His life to mend the love bond between a fallen humanity and its perfect Creator.…  Seguir leyendo »