Moved to Greater Love
Moved to Greater Love

Easter Saturday, April 26

Today’s Grace

I ask for the grace to remember the gifts of joy and peace that Jesus brings even long after these days of prayer have finished.

Scripture/Reading

Reading via the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website:

1 Pt 1:3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,
kept in heaven for you
who by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,
to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.
In this you rejoice, although now for a little while
you may have to suffer through various trials,
so that the genuineness of your faith,
more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire,
may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Although you have not seen him you love him;
even though you do not see him now yet believe in him,
you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,
as you attain the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Reflection Questions

  1. I am sitting alone in the empty tomb. It reminds me of the empty places in my life, the dead places that take away my joy or that rob me of hope when I look to the future. The risen Jesus enters and asks me what I have been thinking about. What do I say? How does the presence of Jesus make a difference?
  2. I look back over the prayer materials from this past Easter week. What sticks out from my own prayer and reflection? Where did I feel alive and joyful? What led me to feel like I “was not there yet?” I talk with my God about this past week.

Reflection

Music: “Jesus the Lord” by Roc O’Connor, SJ

 

Other Resources

View the daily readings at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website.





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