Lectionary readings from the Easter Vigil, Easter morning and Easter afternoon liturgies were included in this reflection.
Your faith in the Resurrection gives you hope. Cleansed from your idols of obsession with technology, worshiping work, yearning for the latest car or shopping for personal wants in the malls of consumerism, you inherit a new spirit. You possess a natural God given heart to replace your stony heart that was before impenetrable to the richness of spiritual decrees. Now, being present to those struggling is not an annoyance, but a joy and blessing to behold the face of God. Worship transcends obligation, for you come to the house of God with gladness and thanksgiving. In the newness of life, your old self was crucified to living for God in Christ Jesus. Being new yeast to freshen society’s mundane routine defaults malice and wickedness to offer hope. As the Word has been spoken to our hearts and bread broken in the Easter liturgy, we follow the legacy of Mary Magdalene and Cleopas to share the Resurrection’s hope.
Individual Reflection: Luke 24: 13-35
During Lent, you may have sacrificed and fasted. As you celebrate the fifty days of Easter, share some of the blessings you received in preparing to celebrate the Resurrection. Each day do one hopeful gesture for someone. Please post the actions you take to offer hope.
Family Reflections: Psalm 42
The Easter Vigil lectionary readings define salvation history. As a family, read the nine readings over the next week and discuss their relevance to your faith.
Please share the reflections by including them in you parish bulletin, newsletters or with faith sharing groups.