"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Archbishop DiNoia OP Easter 2013: "O Happy Fault"




EASTER VIGIL 2013
Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC
J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

     Brothers and sisters in Christ. “O happy fault. O necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer.” Thus sings the soaring anthem the Exsultet in this solemn Easter Vigil tonight. 

     But we must confess that these two words—“happy” and “fault”—do not seem to belong together. To what depths of faith does their conjunction point us? To know the answer, we must adopt a divine perspective. A daring move, no doubt, but one to which faith itself invites us. When we take the God’s-eye view, what do we see?  (...)

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