Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday: Following Our Quest

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.” – Psalm 118:24

We have completed our Lenten journey and now we come not to the end, but to the beginning of our celebration of the gift by Jesus of Eternal Life. Our Lenten journey ended with the death of Christ on the Cross and his burial in the Tomb. Our Easter journey begins with the Resurrection of the Lord from death into new and eternal life, a promise which is given to us on the day of our Baptism. Sin and death has been conquered and life rules eternally.

The Resurrection was beyond Jesus dying on the cross and then rising again. It was more than His physical sacrifice. It was His blood that forgave us of our sins and gave us new life. Just as Jesus rose again, so shall we by the grace of God. The Resurrection signifies a life about believing and trusting in Him. He rose from the dead to prove that He is alive and now, seated at the right hand of the Father making intercessions for us.

As we receive the Eucharist each time we celebrate mass with Him, may we continue to be mindful that Jesus is living inside of us…always loving, caring and providing. He is alive and we are forgiven and eternally secure. Through the acceptance and practice of forgiveness and believing His word, let us prepare to follow him.

Lord, how can I follow you into the world? What have I learned in this quest to learn to live by the truth? In what ways may our quest continue?

reflected by Tam Lontok

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