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Easter Sunday

4 April 2021 All day


Image: Resurrection by Richard Campbell (Richard is happy for his work to be used with acknowledgement)
https://creative-spiritual-directions.com/tag/resurrection/

For Reflection

Christ is alive and active – in the world, and in us. Easter bursts opens the tombs of our lives and calls to us to rise again with Jesus. The pain of death, suffering, change, and agonising waiting have been borne; the light has come. Are we ready to surrender what needs to change in our lives and in ourselves so that we can freely welcome the blessing of new life that is always waiting to be born? An Easter faith offers meaning, and transformation: the doors are wide open, and healing light is streaming through. Pope Francis in his 2020 Easter Message names the resurrection of Christ as

“the victory of love over the root of evil, a victory that does not ‘by-pass’ suffering and death,
but passes through them, opening a path in the abyss,
transforming evil into good: this is the unique hallmark of the power of God.”

Prayer: Easter Blessings

by John O’Donohue from Dawn Mass Reflections at Corcomroe Abbey 

On this Easter morning, let us look again at the lives we have been so generously given and let us let fall away the useless baggage that we carry - old pains, old habits, old ways of seeing and feeling - and let us have the courage to begin again. Life is very short, and we are no sooner here than it is time to depart again, and we should use to the full the time that we still have.  

We don't realize all the good we can do. A kind, encouraging word or helping hand can bring many a person through dark valleys in their lives. We weren't put here to make money or to acquire status or reputation. We were sent here to search for the light of Easter in our hearts, and when we find it we are meant to give it away generously. The dawn that is rising this Easter morning is a gift to our hearts and we are meant to celebrate it and to carry away from this holy, ancient place the gifts of healing and light and the courage of a new beginning.   

Music

Because He Lives from the album Saints and Sinners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBvU7arNhQs

Because He Lives from the album Saints and Sinners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBvU7arNhQs