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Posts from the ‘Easter’ Category

Happy Easter!

As Psalm 118 tells us today,

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Everything is Resurrection

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.

– Voltaire

The Monarch Butterfly - ultimate symbol of Resurrection

The Monarch Butterfly – ultimate symbol of Resurrection

Is Anything Really Ever Lost?

The day misspent, the love misplaced, has inside it the seed of redemption. Nothing is exempt from resurrection.

– Kay Ryan

All creation awaits

All creation awaits

Leaving All Behind for a Better Hope

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

– C.S. Lewis

What is ahead for you?

What is ahead for you?

No Room for Death

There is not room for death
Nor atom that his might would render void:
Thou – Thou art Being and Breath
And what Thou art may never be destroyed.

– Emily Bronte

No room for death here

No room for death here

Rest Silently in Resurrection

Most surely, in the thin places, the Irish teach us to sense another reality

Most surely, in the thin places, the Irish teach us to sense another reality

Those who do not know there is another life after this one, or who cannot bring themselves to live in time as if they were meant to spend their eternity in God, resist the fruitful silence of their own being by continual noise. Even when their own tongues are still, their minds chatter without end and without meaning, or they plunge themselves into the protective noise of machines, traffic or radios. When their own noise is momentarily exhausted, they rest in the noise of other people.

– Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Resurrection and Touching the Mystery of Life

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Let us shine the light on what we fear – and find Resurrection where we least expect it

There is a certain fear of death that comes from not having lived yet. I had to face it myself when I had cancer a few years ago. I don’t think I was afraid of death at that time, but I also knew I had already lived. Once you know you have touched upon this mystery of life, you are not afraid of death. There is an existential terror about losing what you’ve never found. Something in me says, “I haven’t done ‘it’ yet.” I haven’t experienced the stream of life yet. I haven’t touched the real, the good, the true, and the beautiful—which is, of course, what we were created for.

– Richard Rohr, Everything Belongs