St. Porphyrios writes “Whoever wants to become a Christian must first become a poet…” There is no better place to start than Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Go to the Limits of your Longing” from Book of Hours.
Today we celebrate the risen Lord, the one who conquers death and restores our priesthood. As we proclaim, “He is risen. He is risen, indeed,” let us rejoice in God’s abundant majesty and grace. Let us rejoice over his victory over sin, death, hopelessness, and despair. Let us now live fully for him and for the life of the world!