Opinion

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Christ is risen, and our world needs this reason for hope as much as ever

By dying, Christ destroyed our death and by rising, He restored our life. We should remember this in our hashtag world, writes Archbishop Eamon Martin

According to tradition, after Jesus ascended into heaven, Mary Magdalene boldly presented herself to Emperor Tiberius Caesar in Rome to proclaim the Resurrection, with an egg in her hand to illustrate her message.
According to tradition, after Jesus ascended into heaven, Mary Magdalene boldly presented herself to Emperor Tiberius Caesar in Rome to proclaim the Resurrection, with an egg in her hand to illustrate her message.

According to Matthew, it was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary who had the great joy and privilege of being first to hear about the resurrection of Jesus and to see Him risen from the dead. Immediately they ran to tell the others.

If this all happened today, no doubt it would be "breaking news". #Christ is risen! #Christ is truly risen!

But unlike many of the trending stories which 'go viral' on social media and disappear again within hours or a few days, here was news that would last centuries, news to be told from generation to generation and spread to the ends of the Earth. Today there are more than two billion followers of the Risen Christ.

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