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Easter Sunday 2018

 

Happy Easter everyone! Jesus is risen, He has risen indeed. The Savior of the world suffered, died and has resurrected – just as He said. We know, love and serve a God that is not dead. We worship a living God that has conquered sin through the cross, and has opened the glorious gates of heaven – for all of us! What an amazing God we have.

My soul is so elated and joyful right now.

Lent is over, and so is the fasting and penance. It is a time for celebration – for seven weeks!

This is what I love about the Church. Lent is long, but Easter is longer.

So now the challenge is this…

How will you celebrate these next seven weeks?

Here are some tips:

  1. Continue to attend all liturgical events and Masses in this season. Recognize the different feast days and Holy Days. Major highlights are: Easter Sunday Mass (if you did not attend the Vigil), Divine Mercy Sunday, the Ascension and the Pentecost.
  2. Have dessert every day for the next 7 weeks.
  3. Find 5 things to be grateful every single day. Write them down in a journal. I’ve started doing this and it has really changed my life.
  4. Play music everyday in the house that everyone will enjoy.
  5. Try to have as many shared meals with people as possible. Family dinners, lunches and even breakfasts. Dinner parties, lunches with friends, picnics.
  6. Find some one to bless every day. It doesn’t have to be big. It can be as simple as giving someone a compliment or thanking them for something they’ve done.
  7. Watch one clean comedy film every week.
  8. Find or better yet, create an Easter Prayer and pray it everyday. The prayer should include praising, thanking and asking God for His blessing.

If you all have any suggestions, please share them in the comments or write me and I’ll try to get them on here.

Gospel Reading – John 20: 1-9

On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead.

Happy Easter!

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