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Easter Sunday

April 24, 2011

PRACTICING FOR HEAVEN

When we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, we celebrate the end of our reason for fear.

It means we no longer have to be afraid.  Our lives are no longer defined by what we do here on Earth, for now there is always hope beyond what we cannot understand through our senses.

And yet we remain afraid.  We remain afraid because it is so hard to believe you are worthy of this gift despite your “failings”.  But you see that is why you are here tonight – to practice being worthy.

The truth is that it is simply good practice for heaven.  Here, we practice accepting each other for who we are, with all our faults and failings.  We practice being a part of a community.  We practice asking others for help and saying thank you.  We practice sitting still and finding comfort in the silence.

We practice accepting Christ in our own hands in the Eucharist.

We practice conquering our fears that we are unworthy because we are worthy to welcome Christ out of the tomb and into our own lives.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for Easter Sunday: (10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9 or Matthew 28:1-10 or Luke 24:13-35)

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