Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When grief-stricken we have a choice, to ignore our sadness, to freeze our emotions with a favourite addiction, to unleash rage or fold up into despair, or to do as the women did on Easter morning – take up the duty of the moment at dawn and find out what gift the day holds. Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James and Salome were exhausted with grieving no more and no less than you or I. Because they engaged their grief, they discovered the Lord’s mysterious and miraculous resurrection and his provision for them. For the rest of their lives they bore witness to God’s saving grace, beginning with Jesus’ band of disciples on Easter morning. Will I avoid or live into each grief as it comes to me in my life? Holy Spirit of Jesus guide me to live into grief that I might discover life made new.
O give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever... I shall not die but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. (Psalm 118:1,17)
Easter Says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.
Clarence W. Hall
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Alleluia, the Lord is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia.
A blessed and joyous Easter season to you !
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.