The Easter Vigil that ended in silence just a few hours ago opens us to this blessed morning--the darkness has ended, the Light of Life lives again! What we prayed in the Liturgy of the Word: Salvation History foreshadowed from the Creation and the Old Covenant and now fulfilled in the New Covenant, summed for us by St. Paul in the letter to the Romans 6:3-11 all leads to this!
"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus."
The Triumph of the Cross:
For your consideration: