Reflection for April 16, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This triumphant day

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The good news of Easter -- God's reigning love -- continues through us today

by Sister Paulette Hupfauf

The journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday can seem long.  But life always wins the day as the Easter Mystery transforms our lives.  It shows us a compassionate God whose love and mercy triumph over evil.

The Easter celebration is a reminder of how far Love will go. The power of Jesus’ resurrection was shared with his followers.  As followers of Jesus today, we have this same power available to us.  We, as believers, can have the same victory over hatred, injustice and violence that Jesus did. Easter is the story of the resurrecting power of love and hope. Life and goodness are to be celebrated always.  When we die we will experience the true power of Jesus’ resurrection. We will know forever the fullness of life and love.

“Easter is the experience of a new, majestic presence of the Christ.  The power of grace grabs us by the sleeve and leads us to an empty tomb, invites us to the banquet of joy.” 
Ashes to Easter, page 115


6 Comment(s)

  • Cheryl Mader: Friday, April 14, 2017

    Alleluia!! Easter greetings to you and all the Sisters!

  • Michael Vlies: Friday, April 14, 2017

    Thank You, Sister Paulette, for the beautiful Easter message!

  • Sally Ann: Friday, April 14, 2017

    I wish all the sisters a most blessed Easter season. Thank you for this beautiful reflection, Sister Paulette. It is replete with hope and joy.

  • Ellen Kane: Friday, April 14, 2017

    You are Easter everyday as your love overflows through your beautiful spirit, Sr. Paulette!

  • Marie Buth: Friday, April 14, 2017

    Beautiful Easter reflection. Happy Easter to all of the beautiful sisters who always fulfill the Easter message with their love & kindness!

  • Tom Vandervest: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Thank You ,Sister, for reminding us believers in Jesus that we are called to become victorious in the struggle to overcome hatred, injustice and violence this Easter of 2017.