Pope John Paul II once said: "We are an People and Alleluia is our song."
Absolutely! Too often we don't let our joy shine through and spill over. It ought to be one of our hallmarks. People coming in to church ought to be struck by the positive note that ought, overwhelmingly, to be everywhere.
We are about hope, love, peace, joy - and so many things that contribute to a positive outlook and to building community. Of course, it cannot always be that all is well - but that ought to be the underlying perspective.
we ARE an Easter People and Alleluia IS our song!