Away with pleading poverty:
The kingdom of God belongs to us all.
Away with bewailing of failings:
Forgiveness has come from the grave.
Away with your fears of dying:
The death of our Savior has freed us from fear.
Death played the master:
He has mastered death.
-Anonymous Easter homily, 4th Century
From the 4th century to the 21st century, it’s hard to believe we struggle in the same manner.
And even so, the power of Christ’s resurrection remains.