We live in the resurrection's new creation. This is the source of our Easter hope. We are raised with Jesus beyond the troubles of this world, beyond the whims of politicians and the vicissitudes of history. Evil no longer has any real power over us. We don't pretend that war and genocide never happen, we don't close our eyes to prejudice and discrimination. But because of the radical transformation that the death and resurrection of Jesus makes in each of us and in our universe, Easter graces us with untouchable hope and floods us with a joy so deeply felt that nothing on the surface of this world can reach it.