Here are the final few lines of the pope’s Easter Vigil homily:
“We celebrate the definitive victory of the Creator and of his creation. We celebrate this day as the origin and the goal of our existence. We celebrate it because now, thanks to the risen Lord, it is definitively established that reason is stronger than unreason, truth stronger than lies, love stronger than death. We celebrate …… it because we know that those words from the end of the creation account have now been definitively fulfilled: ‘God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good’ (Gen. 1: 31). Amen.”
Truth is stronger than lies– Let us not forget this. Truth is to found, not created. Truth redeems and sets free. Truth leads us to God who is Love, and love is always stronger than death. That is why even human relationships founded on love never really end, they only change. Death no longer has the last say in anything.
You can read the entire homily at: Pope Benedict’s Easter Homily.