I know now the truth of the Cross.
I see it in your faces,
You who have walked with me.
The cross is not an end,
For he said he would rise.
The tomb is not an end,
But rather the beginning.
In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God,
And the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him
And without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
And this life was the light of the human race;
The light shines in the darkness,
And the darkness has not overcome it.
The Word became flesh
And made his dwelling among us,
And we saw his glory,
The glory as of the Father’s only Son,
Full of grace and truth.
(from the Revised New American Bible)