Thought for today:
Because we are post-Ascension Christians, we know Jesus’ story doesn’t end with his death. The apostles however, didn’t know that yet. When Jesus appears to them and challenges them to let go of their unbelief, he is speaking to us as well. Have we doubted anything Jesus has said or done? Do we live our lives as if we know our God has a plan for us? Do we live out the love of Christ fully?
Action for today:
Amid the business of preparing for Easter Sunday, take some time in silence to reflect on the times of our past when the Word of God has been spoken to us, and we’ve chosen not to believe, and instead of believing, we “move on” and leave God behind, out of our plans and out of our lives.
Prayer for today:
Lord, come. Come and teach me to live your Word. Let Your will be done, not mine. Lord, I pray, give me faith.
Quote for today:
“Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great stillness because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and has raised up all who have slept since the world began . . . ‘I order you, O sleeper, to awake. I did not create you to be a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead.’ ” – Liturgy of the Hours for Holy Saturday
Be a Hero today – #ShareJesus:
It’s not too late to invite someone to Easter Mass with you, or to your house for Easter dinner! Consider doing both!
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