Christ has risen, alleluia!
And He has come down here and is alive,
Gospel: Luke, chap. 24, verses 1-12
April 21, 2019
Homily of the Pontiff Samuel
Here is our Feast! Here is the Easter of Resurrection of God’s sons who today celebrate He who has Risen. «Don’t look among the dead for someone who is alive» (Lk 24:5) is written. This is our Easter, the Easter of all Christians, the Easter of all the men and women of good will who live in Christ, hope with Christ and continue this journey for Christ so to get to the end and win.
Christ conquered death: by means of His resurrection He won! (2Tm 1:9-10). And so also His sons. This is a day of Life: Life that conquers death, Life that conquers every death and all those who have consecrated themselves to death (Jn 5:24-29; 11:25).
The sons of this House are sons of Life, sons of He who is Life, Christ Life (Jn 1:4; 1Jn 5:11), so to deserve to receive Eternal Life as a reward (Jn 3:15-16.36a; 6:47), keeping His commandment, following His teachings; and putting Love into practice, Christ Love, the Love made Person (Jn 15:9-12; Eph 3:18-19).
«Bear in mind that Cross that enlightens the world», said Mary Most Holy to the Maiden of God, to Her the chosen and selected by the Father among all the women of this time, Maria Giuseppina Norcia, the One chosen by the Father to announce the New Jerusalem to the world: no longer a Cross of death, of weeping, but the Cross of Resurrection, of joy.
Here is that Cross that enlightens the world, that stands out on this Shrine, as the symbol of the victory of Christ and of the sons of Christ: Cross of Gold, Cross of Light, Eternal Light, Christ Light. This radiates from this House today: the Light of Christ (Jn 1:9) which has conquered the darkness and has conquered the world (Jn 8:12; 12:46). And which will prevail on all those who have consecrated themselves to darkness (Rev 19:21), in “the most tremendous attack that Satan has launched against Christianity” (Rev 12:17): it is written in that “sweet and bitter booklet” you have in your hands, that little white booklet crowned with gold, in which is written the story of the New Jerusalem. “Sweet”, because it preannounces all that already is and will totally be (Ap 21:1-4); and “bitter”, for all that God’s sons have lived and that wouldn’t have ever wanted to live (Rev 17).
John the Apostle was mystified and dumbfounded (Rev 17:6-7) when he was shown the woman seated on that scarlet beast. He would have never imagined all that, he who was one of the founders of the Church of Jesus: seeing her, who was called to be mother, becoming then a stepmother and the executioner of her children, «drunk with the blood of martyrs and the blood of the saints of Jesus», is written (Ap 17,6a).
Here is that the bitterness gives way to the joy to live He who has Risen: «Don’t look among the dead for someone who is alive» (Lk 24:5). Jesus here is alive. Jesus has descended from Heaven to come here, in the Land of Love, to live with His sons. He is alive. Come you all, to meet God, the Emmanuel, who walks with His sons (Rev 21:3b). The Spirit of Christ has descended into this Land of Love, as Jesus Himself had announced: «I will give you another Paraclete» (Jn 14:16-17.26; 16.7). «I will console you». «You, Mother Earth, will no longer be desolate, but you will be comforted» (Ez 36,35).
Here is the New Jerusalem, which has been announced (Is 10:20-21; 11:10-12; Jer 23:3; Mic 2:12; 4:7; Rev 21:2), and now is lived. Here is the Easter of God’s sons. Here is the Resurrection that is lived in the House of God’s sons: «there will be no more death, and no more mourning or anguish» (Rev 21:4), for all those who already now, in their heart, want to live the Kingdom, the New Jerusalem, which is already here.
«The moment you meet Jesus, you set foot in the land chosen by the Father, where the Father has placed His Home (Rev 21:3), no human mourning, no human suffering will dissuade you from living the eternal joy that already is». Here is the meaning of those words, in the wait that everything will take place for eternity, in eternity, with eternity. Here is that every word is fulfilled, because every word is lived. Here is the joy of all those who already are living this Land, this Mother Land, this Church, Mother Church, wanted by the Father to allow His sons to live the Communion of hearts, so that everything may return to be lived again in what is Spirit (Jn 6:63).
Everything will be brought back to what is Spirit, so to be able to live, in Spirit and Truth, the Communion of hearts between the Father and His sons. Jesus said to that Woman: «Believe me: the hour is coming – indeed is already here – when true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth» (Jn 4:23-24), because God is Spirit, God is Truth, God is Life. And Jesus answered: «Neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem» (Jn 4:21).
Everything is being fulfilled in the New Jerusalem. Everything is being fulfilled on this Holy Mount, so to arrive and to come to worship God in Spirit and Truth (Jn 15:26). The Spirit of the Risen Christ has descended into this Land of Love and now is leading His sons to the victory. This is why all those who want to live the Resurrection of Christ are to come here, so to experience right from now first-hand, He who is Life, the One who has risen from the dead to give Life (Jn 20:31).
Here is the Land promised by the Father for all His sons. Here is the joy of living the New Jerusalem in the awareness of the eternal Easter that the Father has given us and that awaits us when everything will be fulfilled.
Blessed are all those who already now are living the Easter of God’s Son: they live it and will live it. Rejoice! Let there be no anguish in your heart, no mourning, no human lamentation that may dissuade your heart from this unique and eternal joy the Father has given us.
«Christ has Risen, Alleluia! Christ is alive, Alleluia! Christ has come down here, He has truly come down from Heaven, Alleluia Alleluia»! This is the song of the sons of Jerusalem, that joins the song of those who at that time sang and now sing the Resurrection of Jesus. Here is that a single thread binds this Easter to the first Easter.
This Easter will mark the time, will mark history. For the true sons of God, it will be Easter, Easter, Easter, true joy. For the others who have challenged God and have waged war on God and His Spirit, something different will begin (Rev 19:19-21). No one can challenge God. No one can demolish what the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit have done in history and remain unpunished. No one can sell off Christ and His saving Sacrifice, because this means demolishing what is in the Father’s Heart, His Plan of Salvation.
And the house that has betrayed Christ deep down inside, for having mixed Christ with what is not in communion with the Father’s Heart, can certainly not excommunicate the sons of God who want to live in communion with the Father’s Heart; and cannot deceive the consciences of all those who want to come and touch by hand the descent of the Son of God in history. «Come you all. Do not be afraid. Don’t be stopped by the actions of those who do not live in communion with the Father’s Heart».
Here is the Easter of God’s sons. Come, hasten!: from north to south, from east to west! Come, climb up this Holy Mountain (Is 27:13; 56:7; 66:20; Rev 7:4-9). The New Jerusalem awaits you, to welcome and love you, to restore you: whoever is thirsty and hungry for justice will be satisfied (Mt 5:6), the merciful justice of the Father will satisfy all those who are thirsty and hungry.
«Cry, Rome, because your time is coming. This is not the day of your birth, but from this day, the resurgence of the sons of God has begun, because the Father is near, the Father is here, He has placed His tent (Rev 7:15) and will help His sons in remaining faithful to His Only-begotten Son, the Only Saviour (Acts 4:12), Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords (1Tim 6:14-15; Rev 17:14; 19:16), He who has Risen (Mt 28:6; Mk 16:6), the Living One, Li‑ving One, Li‑ving One, He who lives and will live for ever and ever (Rev 1:17-18)». And so His sons, who want to live with Him: the Living Ones, all those who want to live in Christ, with Christ and for Christ, so to bring about the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, whose Spirit is alive, is here, dwells here, in this Land, the New Jerusalem. Mary, New Jerusalem; Mary, Mother Church; Mary, Eternal Maiden; Mary, the One who overcame the serpent crushing his head (Gen 3:15).
And all us, sons of Her Heart, sons of Mary, will fight the good fight. We cannot refrain from fighting when others are waging war against the Father and on what belongs to the Father. Many would want to remain neutral: but this can’t be. Many would want to remain lukewarm: but this can’t be (Rev 3:15-16). Anyone who loves God takes sides, fights and wins, joining the Spirit of Christ who will never let His sons succumb.
Woe to all those who dare to challenge God! We must take example from the Archangel who was the first to rise up, challenging the one who betrayed, shouting: “Mi-ka-El”.
Here is the voice of God’s sons who today are celebrating and will celebrate, so that this Easter may be an Easter that begins and will never end, so to be able to win, in Christ, with Christ and for Christ.
And so be it.