|The Resurrection Stained Glass, Sacred Heart Church Honolulu|
Jesus had a serene disregard for worldly renown. His birth had been obscure, His parents common folk. For many years He worked as a carpenter to support His widowed Mother. Though His miracles made Him a public figure, His "hard sayings" won Him the wrath of the hypocrites, who "in the hour of darkness" had their way with Him. On Calvary, He was surrounded by a jeering rabble, gloating that the self-styled King of the Jews was in His proper place- "with two other malefactors." But on Easter, there was no one with Him to rejoice at His Resurrection.
Jesus had many witnesses of His failures, but none at His crowning success. His loneliest moment was His triumphal resurrection. He was a success first of all before God--the only worthwhile success.
Glorious Mysteries Rosary Meditation, The Prayer Book, Catholic Press.
A very happy and blessed Easter to you and your family.