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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Third Sunday of Easter

Readings: Acts Chapter 2 verses 14, 22-33 / Psalm 16 verses 1-2, 5, 7-11 / I Peter Chapter 1 verses 17-21 / Luke Chapter 24 verses 13-35

 

The road to Emmaus

That is where we all are now.  We do not know where we are going, and we do not quite understand what it is all about.  The uncertainty of the future, trying to live in the moment is all very intense.  This really involves a lot of trust, hope in what we do not see.

I am sure we can all relate with doubting Thomas right now.  I

Want proof it will all be OK.  Will it? How do I practice what I claim to believe in this present moment?  I can go on and on.  Am I spending too much time trying to get answers? Maybe God is saying “Be still, listen with your heart and not your head.” 

There is a lesson in all of this.  The longer it goes the more I am realizing God is calling all of us to learn how to live life differently and not go back to “how it was”.   We are being called to be more aware of what and who are around us and to live more compassionately and with empathy for everyone especially those we prefer not to “see”.  Maybe we are too comfortable in our little world wearing blinkers of the suffering all around us because it does not suit our way of doing things.  God is calling us to be open to be uncomfortable to the changes ahead  and enter into “the new world”  with hope and trust being part of making it better.  It sure does take a lot of faith to take the next step.  Are we preparing by digging deeper into our spiritual selves and becoming better internally so we can then go out externally and be the change God is calling our world to wake up to?

Are we up for the challenge………?    Faith, trust, hope and especially love one day at a time.

(rev.) Michael

 

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