from RE ONLINE
We have celebrated Easter Sunday, the Octave, or Week of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, (the 2nd Sunday of Easter) and now we are in the midst of the Easter Season which lasts for 50 days until Pentecost.
The Season of Easter is celebrated as a single joyful feast, called the "great Lord's Day". Each Sunday of the season is treated as a Sunday of Easter.
There is no doubt, The Catholic Church make a very big deal out of EASTER!!! Catholics are even known as
Do we believe this fact? Yes! But now, a little personal sharing...As I was beginning to put our newsletter together today, I had to ask myself a tough question...
In my heart, can I honestly say that I'm an Easter person year 'round?
Unfortunately, this morning didn't start out too well and I was feeling the strain of so much uncertainty, and generally feeling anxious about many things. Then it dawned on me that I had not taken the time to begin my day listening to God. Was I really behaving like one of God's Easter People?
As I thought about this a moment, something I recently heard on a
webinar jumped into my mind:
The normative way God speaks to His People is through Holy Scripture.
Especially now that we are very limited in how we can receive God's Grace in the Sacraments, God's Word in Scripture may be even more important. Truly, God's Word is a
living word, ready to give us the energy to keep moving forward and even moving forward with joy when anxiety takes hold of us.
My favorite way to ponder God's Word is by reading the daily Mass readings in the
So, I pulled out my copy and began to read the first line that got my attention. From today's Psalm I read
"The Lord is King; He is robed in majesty."
And believe it or not, instantly, the edge came off my worries and I felt a sweet calm begin to take over.
So, on these beautiful spring days, let's (virtually) join together as God's children to spend a little time outside soaking in some Vitamin D while soaking in God's Holy Word. I'd love to hear from you about how this impacts your family, and what it means to you to be "Easter People".
Close in prayer,