Jesus is back to life; evil seemed to be winning, but at the end good and life was able to win over sin and death. Evil killed Jesus, but God raised Him from the tomb.

Easter means resurrection; resurrection means victory; victory brings joy and joy brings peace.

In a world where aggressions, killings, hate and bullying is the normal law of life, Jesus comes back from the tomb and offers us a whole new life, a whole new attitude, a whole new possibility. But it is now up to us to welcome these opportunities; it is up to us to welcome a new attitude; to start a new life.

We Christians are invincible optimists, because we follow the one who was able to overcome the greatest pessimism, which is evil and death. If we want to be real Christians, we cannot give up on the future, because we know that Jesus is walking ahead of us to Galilee. Let’s walk together full of joy and trust into the future.

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.