On Easter morning, Fr. Steven Voss contemplates his 40-day journey through Lent. During Holy Week, Fr. Steven visited the grave of his mother, who passed on 17 months ago, and he was inspired by signs of hope amid the gravesites at the cemetery. So too, can we hope. As we face the troubles of the world and our own personal problems, Fr. Steven reminds us “be not afraid” is the most frequently used phrase in the Bible. Even in the face of death, Christians believe that Christ will come. We are implicitly commissioned to go forward, be the light of Christ, and conquer the powers of Hell through hope and joy. Says Fr. Steven: “May you without worry or trepidation, run to the arms of Jesus Christ, who will call you safely home.” Click on the video above or follow the link to hear Fr. Steven’s Easter 2014 homily.