Week Of April 1st (Easter Sunday)

Week Of April 1st (Easter Sunday)

Father Aidan Peter has left us with this reflection:

Jesus Is Risen

What does that mean that Jesus is risen?  It means that the love of God is stronger than evil and death itself and that the love of God can transform our lives and let those desert places in our hearts bloom.  God’s love can do this!  Jesus did not return to his former earthly life, but entered into the glorious life of God with our humanity, opening us to a future of hope.  He no longer belongs to the past, but lives in the present and is projected towards the future.  God’s newness appears to us as victory over sin, evil and death, over everything that crushes life and makes it seem less human.  Let the risen Jesus enter your life.  Welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life!  If up until now you have kept him at a distance, step forward.  He will receive you with open arms.  If you have been indifferent, take a risk.  You won’t be disappointed.  If following him seems difficult, don’t be afraid, trust him, be confident that he is close to you.  He is with you and will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do.

 

Pope Francis

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