Sunday, April 12th
Acts 10: 34a. 37-43
Ps 118: 1-2. 16-17. 22-23
Col 3: 1-4 or 1 Cor 5: 6b-8
Jn 20: 1-9 or Mt 28: 1-10 or
Lk 24: 13-35
If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above…” (Col 3:1)
To be “raised with Christ” is to be liberated from the flywheel of worry and invited to participate in the freedom of a life built on trust in God. We still live our daily lives with all of life’s messy complications, but our perspective has shifted. Our orientation to “things above” allows us to rise above habitual patterns and experience life with a fuller, richer range of options. Will we always choose the path of abundance? Nope. This is hard, and we are human. But here’s the good news: invitations to resurrection of the heart come in every moment of every day, and each choice for abundance moves us toward “the more!”
It’s Easter Sunday and “Alleluia” is our song of joy! I invite you sing an alleluia you know out loud. You might sing the beginning of that great “Halleluia Chorus” or find a version you can listen to and sing along with. The addition of ‘H’ gives it a pulse and energy that adds to the joy which Handel knew very well.
O Risen Christ, thank you for the continual invitations to join you in risen life. Help me to continue to grow and change and seek you with all my heart.
Pause and reflect on the gift of rising with Christ and all that means for me, for us, and for all of creation.
Sister Betsy Meagher CSJ