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Easter Message from National Minister OFS-USA
It is said that hope is the last thing to die.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Darkness came over the earth.
For many, hope died.
Hope died, but love did not.
Love cannot be killed.
Love lives in the heart torn open so wide that no sin could come between us and God,
Love lives in the wounds that heal,
In the blood and water pouring forth from his side.
Love lives in that first glad greeting of Easter Morning,
Jesus has Risen!
There is no greater love than this, than to lay down one’s life for a friend.
This is the Love we live.
See Christ, Be Christ!
Your sister and minister,
Jan Parker OFS