April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday 2020

An Easter Meditation from the Faith Office

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Easter Sunday and the Resurrection

A Meditation from the Faith Office

 

Dear God
Let us live in such a way
That when we die
Our love will survive
And continue to grow.
Amen
(Michael Leunig)

The story of the Resurrection as told by St John

“It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’
So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.”

 

You might like to take this opportunity to spend 10 minutes meditating on the story of the resurrection from John’s Gospel and its connection to the world in which we are currently living. Gospel Meditation

Michael Leunig captures beautifully the essence of Easter and all that led up to it in this short reflection:

That which is Christ-like within us shall be crucified.

It shall suffer and be broken.

And that which is Christ-like within us shall rise up.

It shall love and create

So Lord, this Easter we pray:

Help us to recognise you
In the broken world around us
May we transform our world
Through our love and generous creativity.
Amen

 

You may like to conclude your prayer with the beautiful reflection by Jennifer Henry from Kairos on Resurrection in our World today.

 

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