From the article: “Over the years of my priesthood I have told the people that our life on earth is one prolonged Lenten season and Easter is the day of our resurrection from the dead. Here on earth we are to share in the Passion of our Lord. If we do, we shall join Him in our risen bodies and enjoy His company for all eternity.”
I met and came to know Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., during my years as a regular attendee at The Church Teaches Forum. He was a wonderful priest and a very good man. His essay linked here is typical of his teaching and is well worth a read on this Holy Saturday.