Reflect: “I slept on the cross and a sword pierced my side for you who slept in paradise and brought forth Eve from your side. My side has healed the pain in yours. My sleep will rouse you from your sleep in hell. The sword that pierced me has sheathed the sword that was turned against you.
Rise, let us leave this place. The enemy led you out of the earthly paradise. I will not restore you to that paradise, but I will enthrone you in heaven. I forbade you the tree that was only a symbol of life, but see, I who am life itself am now one with you. I appointed cherubim to guard you as slaves are guarded, but now I make them worship you as God. The throne formed by cherubim awaits you, its bearers swift and eager. The bridal chamber is adorned, the banquet is ready, the eternal dwelling places are prepared, the treasure houses of all good things lie open. The kingdom of heaven has been prepared for you from all eternity.” – An ancient homily for Holy Saturday
Share: Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while to share with them what God has been doing in your life.
Prayer: Jesus, today as we keep vigil and wait to celebrate Easter, help me to be patient. Help me to wait upon you. Jesus, I give you permission to move in a powerful way in my life this Easter. Bring me new life. Let me know the joy of your salvation. I love you. Thank you for the cross and your love for me.
Watch today’s video featuring Sr. Marie Veritas, SV:
Today’s Podcast Episode: Death happens not to be an end in itself, with Jesus, it happens so that new life might be possible.
Listen to today’s scripture reflection here: https://redeemedonline.com/podcast/april-20-2019/