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Easter Thursday

Thursday, April 16

Easter Octave

Daily Meditation:
May we be one in faith and love.

The apostles’ acts continue the work of Jesus,
through the ways they bring his liberating message and his healing.
And Jesus is very much with us this week, offering us his peace.

We ask to be able to share our faith and our love with others.

Jesus said,
“Why are you so frightened?
Why do you doubt? …
…you must tell everything that has happened.
–Luke 24:38, 48

Reflection
Today we continue to draw great parallels between the lives of the apostles, who were still plagued with fears and doubts, and our own, as we continue to navigate the new normal which the coronavirus has presented us with today. Jesus does reassure the apostles, to some extent, yet like us, they are on quite a rollercoaster ride.

This Easter celebration feels similar to that of the apostles, who were locked away in that upper room. We are confined to our own homes during this time of uncertainty. We now begin our transition from Lent and Easter toward our transformation at Pentecost.

Let us Pray
Father,
we are scattered in many directions
and not easily seeing you and
spending time with you.
Help me to gather those around me
in your love.
Let me praise your name from my heart
and rejoice that I have been
reborn in baptism
through your faith and love for me.

May the Lord bless us, protect us,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

Reference: https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/e-week-1.html#thu
https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/041620.html

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