Let us pray for the grace to do the hard thing, because it is in these little sufferings and sacrifices that we will find our closeness to Jesus. That we will find our salvation.
Reliance on God leads to unity with him in his Resurrection, which is the ultimate source of hope.
The Easter Vigil reconnects us to the history of the People of God: OUR history.
In baptism, and in Jesus, we find the fulfillment of everything God had been doing in the Old Testament.