The readings of the Easter Vigil are a retelling and a remembering of our salvation history. The story of God beckoning us back to our original selves. It's the story of God, coming among us and enduring suffering to show us the way home; demonstrating that death is only transitory, not only for Christians but for the greater community of all God's people—indeed all of creation.
Similarly, although we are a marginalized part, our salvation history is also connected to the Roman church. So tonight, as a token of our connection with and love for the church that formed many of us, I will share with you a slightly amended: [Due to possible copyright infringement, I have not posted the amended message. However, the original can be found here or the original in pdf format can be found here]