March 29, 2002


“Peace Be With You” He Said

On this Easter Sunday, all believers in the Christian Faith, will pray on bended knees and once again reconfirm their faith in God and recall the Passion” play of Jesus Christ... his birth, death and resurrection. That drama has been the focal point of all Christendom. It is the emotional centerpiece of our belief system.

On this year of our Lord 2002, there is much that strikes fear within us. There appears little that we can do to bring peace, tranquility, love, and goodness to this world. God is everywhere and yet no where. We may have forgotten that Jesus Christ, as noted in the Gospel of John 36 said “My kingdom does not belong to this world”... “My Kingdom is not here.” Perhaps the words of Jesus Christ should be remembered on this Easter Sunday. There is much in this world that frightens and causes us to question whether there really is a God. Or, we wonder if God has forsaken us. Perhaps, we should remember that Jesus Christ was speaking of a Kingdom far removed from this world. We call that special place Heaven. Christ was God’s messenger to bring us that message.

On Easter Sunday we renew our faith and seek answers. Perhaps the struggle of “getting and spending,” as one famous writer stated, has led many of us to forget the meaning of why we are here.

On this special Sunday, I like to review “The Beatitudes.” They are a guide on what is important in life.

“How blest are the poor in spirit; the reign of God is theirs.”

“Blest too are the sorrowing; they shall be consoled.”

“Blest are the lowly; they shall inherit the land.”

“Blest are they who hunger and thirst for holiness; they shall have their fill.”

“Blest are they who show mercy; mercy shall be theirs.”

“Blest are the single-hearted for they shall see God.”

“Blest too the peacemakers; they shall be called sons of God.”

“Blest those persecuted for holiness’ sake; the reign of God is theirs.”

“Blest are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of slander against you because of me.”

“Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is great in heaven; they persecuted the prophets before you in the very same way.”

The Staff and members of the Board of Directors of La Prensa San Diego joins with the residents of the County of San Diego AND ALL OVER THE WORLD, that on this Easter Sunday all your prayers be answered and your fondest hopes be realized.

Felices Pascuas — Happy Easter!

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