Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI

Reflection for April 19, 2015

Yesterday, today, forever: Jesus' resurrection is part of God's loving plan

by Sister Mary Kabat

Alleluia!  The celebration of Easter continues, and we joyfully hear the stories of Easter proclaimed week by week.  Do you have a favorite -- Jesus with Mary Magdalene in the garden, Jesus with the apostles in the locked upper room, or Jesus walking with the disciples to Emmaus?

The Scripture readings this Sunday of Easter remind us that the story of Easter is a definitive moment in God's great plan of salvation.  Peter's words from the Acts of the Apostles remind us that our God is "the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, and the God of our fathers." (Acts 3:13)  In the Gospel, Jesus comforts and opens the minds of the disciples by explaining "that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled." (Luke 24:44)

As you reflect on the Easter stories, hear the fulfillment of salvation history in the Resurrection of Jesus and the unfolding of the resurrected life to this moment in our personal and communal salvation story.  Rejoice in God's plan of love that has been, that is ongoing to this moment of time and look forward to one day sharing fully in the resurrected life and fullness of God's love.


I can see Jesus getting up and walking out of that cold tomb. He is risen! Alleulia!


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