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Archive for April, 2013

Love One Another

The recent tragedy surrounding the Boston Marathon has shocked us all!  What started out as a long-standing tradition on a beautiful day ended in sadness and chaos.  Yet, there rose out of that horror a spirit of courage, of unselfishness, of valor, and of love.  We saw images of pain, shock, and loss; but, above all that, we saw examples of true Christ-like behavior.  Everyone from first responders to participants and to by-standers did what they could for those in need. (more…)


The Purple Crocus

I have a friend who posts beautiful pictures on Facebook.  She takes all of them.  They are magnificent sunrises, beautiful snowfalls, trees through the dusk, a single cardinal on a branch, and many more.  Most recently, she posted a lone, emerging purple crocus as it opened its petals to the sun.  I look forward to these pictures; they are a source of inspiration and reflection for me. (more…)

The Empty Tomb

When I think of Easter, the image of the empty tomb comes to mind.  We’ve all seen pictures of the empty tomb, the stone rolled over, and the burial cloths left behind.  What an image!   It conjures up so much!  It leads us to the eventual image of Christ rising from the dead, of his glorious emergence from the darkness of the tomb bringing us to the light of salvation.

Easter Sunday’s gospel tells us that when the disciples went to the tomb after the urging of Mary of Magdala, they found that emptiness.  John goes on to tell us that “they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.” (John 20:8)

Christ’s resurrection from the dead became our key to salvation and new life.  Christ suffered, died and rose from the dead in order to win us our salvation.  We are often called “resurrection people” because everything that we are centers on this significant event.  Alleluia!  Alleluia! (more…)

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