Cardinal Timothy Dolan: ‘Messages Of Easter Are Hope And Joy’

April 8, 2012 12:00 AM

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: ‘Messages Of Easter Are Hope And Joy’
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Easter is Christianity’s greatest feast day, and as thousands of the faithful gathered at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral,¬†Cardinal Timothy Dolan preached that the twin messages of Easter are hope and joy.

He sees the coming of Christendom’s highest holy day in the framework of the seasons of history and the cycles of nature.

WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reports

“The great temptation of life is to give up,” Dolan said.¬† “You listen to the news all day, and there’s enough there to make us cry. There’s enough there to say, ‘Is life literally going to hell?’ Easter Sunday says no. It might seem like it, it might seem like those three hours of Good Friday had the last word, but no, the empty tomb does. Not even death can do an end to God, because Jesus rose from the dead.”

Light, life, goodness and love, he says, will always have the last word.

“This is the day the Lord is made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it "

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