Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8; Jn 20:1-9 or Lk 24:1-12 or Lk 24:13-35
Reflection: Today is the high point of the entire Church year. Our Lord has risen again. Our Lenten time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving culminates in a beautiful celebration of life! Because of Jesus’ rising to new life we can now look toward the glory of heaven after we leave this earth. While the journey and anticipation of Lent is over, our journey of faith has just begun. How did your Lenten journey change your relationship with God? Will you continue to maintain those changes increased prayer in your daily routine so that you might continue to grow closer to God with every passing day? Jesus exists and He has risen, let us shout it from the roof tops and share His love and His story with everyone we meet!
Big Picture: He is risen!
Younger saints: What day is today? What are we celebrating today? Is today about celebrating candy or the Easter bunny, or is it about celebrating that Jesus rose from the dead? Where will we get to go one day because Jesus died and rose again?
Older saints: Reflect back on your journey of faith and sacrifice this Lent. Where you more focused on what you “had to give up” than you were on how that sacrifice brought you closer to God? What did you take from your Lenten experience? What do you think you should do different next year? Take a few minutes to think about and offer thanks for Jesus’ rising to new life and what that means for your soul.