When you’re a priest and pastor, busying yourself with Holy Week preparations and other pastoral demands to boot, Easter Sunday Alleluias are usually short-lived. There was one period, I remember, where three years in a row I was planning funerals the day after on Easter Monday. The Church obviously sees those funerals as Alleluia moments, even in the midst of sadness and loss. Regardless of circumstances, it seems the Easter Alleluia can be short-lived for most of us. Like Christmas, we give the day its due treatment, but move on with life as if it’s another day in the calendar to mark off. Someone once said we should live every day as if it were Christmas in order to truly show the world we are Christian. I say we should live every day as if it were Easter in order to truly show the world that God has kept His promises. What if we did this starting Easter Monday for the next 50 days, or longer?: Wake up every morning and say to yourself, “Jesus Christ is Risen from the Dead and I Believe!” Perhaps if we do it consistently, it won’t seem like just another day in the food chain, but another day experiencing the glorious promise of salvation. Alleluia!