Easter Reflection

Happy Easter!  Christ is Risen!

Mark 16:1-8

Alleluia! Christ is risen, Indeed! But at the beginning of today’s Resurrection scripture, we meet Mary Magdalene; Mary, the mother of James and Salome grieving the loss of their friend and teacher, and on their way to anoint Jesus’ body. They find a empty tomb and an angel who tells them Jesus has risen! Their lives are forever changed. What do we do with that life-altering news today? What is our role in the ongoing story of Jesus’ resurrection?

This week, live out the Easter story by being a sign of new life for someone. Give an Easter basket to a homebound or elderly neighbor, offer a word or sign of hope to someone in despair, make a donation to a life-giving nonprofit organization, or invite someone to church.    Jesus lives! and He lives in us!

Reflection March 29

Mark 11:1-11

Jesus rides a colt into Jerusalem where there are two kinds of crowds to greet him – those cheering ‘Hosanna!” and those calling for his death. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Jesus’ Passion. His real identity is about to be revealed. He is the Messiah and this is the week life turns to death and to life again.

This week, reflect on your Lenten journey and share that story of faith with someone. What has challenged you? What has surprised you? What do you most look forward to in the Easter season?