Easter Reflection

We all experience moments o dying in our lives. We get a foretaste of death when we live in bitterness, when prejudice blinds us, when loneliness enfolds us, when fears oppress us, when sadness overwhelms us, and when we give into despair. In those moments the world is closing in on us, and we have one foot in the grave already.

But we also experience moments of resurrection in our lives – when we know true love – when we are accepted – when we are forgiven – when we open our hearts to our neighbours – and when hope returns. In those moments our horizon is widening and we are emerging from the Tomb.

Lord Jesus, may the power of your Resurrection touch whatever is dead in us and bring it back to life. Let the splendour of your Resurrection light up the world scattering the shadows of death, and helping all the Father’s children to walk in radiant hope towards the Kingdom that is to come.

Fr Des