The venom had worked its way deep into the heart of the entire human race, doing its gruesome work. The anti-venom was unavailable until He appeared. One drop was all that was needed, so potent was this antidote. Yet it was not like Him to be stingy. He poured out all he had, down to the last drop. It was equally extravagant. For Jesus was not simply brought back to life like Lazarus. That would be resuscitation, the return to normal, human life, with all its limitations.
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Easter Sunday April 16, 2017
The ultimate among Solemnities, the greatest among Feasts — Easter is the day we celebrate the crowning, central truth of our faith in Jesus Christ. Easter is the most important day of the Christian calendar, more important than even Christmas. Through the solemn observances of Lent, we join our sorrowful Blessed Mother in accompanying Jesus on the road to Calvary. This greatest of gifts, given to us lovingly and freely by our Redeemer, has purchased for us eternal life.
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Readings: Acts 1: ; Psalm 27; 1 Peter ; John a. Waiting is difficult. We who live in an instantaneous society find any kind of waiting annoying and often look to shorten the time. What was it like to wait in the upper room?
We began our Lenten journey with Jesus on Ash Wednesday. We followed Jesus as we accepted his invitation to take up our cross and follow him. We were with Jesus as he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. On Holy Thursday Jesus bent low and washed our feet.