50 days of Easter-How one weekend changed the world forever

E A S T E R _Our hope and our path to joy

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THERE IS NO DEATH WHEN WE PUT OUR TRUST IN HIM

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Because Easter is the most important feast in the Christian calendar, even more important than Christmas, the Easter season continues on for 50 days, through the Ascension of Our Lord to Pentecost Sunday, seven full weeks after Easter Sunday! 50 days to contemplate the joy that Jesus brought,  the hope for a better life with Him. The hope that we are not on our own to muddle through this mess we’ve got ourselves in.

When we surrender to the grace of God, He will help us. This doesn’t mean that pain will end, that problems won’t come, that death won’t touch us. But THAT EVERYTHING ON THIS EARTH WILL PASS. Everything that GOD HAS PROMISED WILL COME TO US. EVERYTHING with God’s stamp on it will be easier to endure, easier to cope with, easier to resolve.

Isn’t that why God gave us His Son Jesus, to lead us all to the Heavenly Father???? That’s where God wants us, that’s where we belong with our Father in heaven.

So, I say, shake off the blues, sorrow, hopelessness and believe in the one who is greater than this world and everyone or everything in it.

I can’t understand why many don’t aspire to this? It’s not that the alternative is better, it might leave you with some instant gratification but then comes the aftermath- the self pity, regret, hurt and destruction that the sin first enticed you with.

As St. John Chrysostom reminds us .. “Christ has destroyed death, and now is the feast of faith.”

At this time of the year I like to listen to Handel’s Messiah_ “If God be for us”

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 JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU

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HOLY GOD

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Repeat 3 times- traditional catholic prayer)

CLOSING PRAYER
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. (traditional catholic prayer)

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NEW LIFE THROUGH DEATH

I know  it’s painful to say goodbye, I know it hurts to never see them again, but if there is faith in your heart you will know that God is taking care of business His way.

We are His children, He is our Father, He created us, He made us, He giveth, He taketh. Holding on to loved ones who are in their final days is not trusting God to take better care of them in death.

Holding on to loved ones means that they will hold on longer because they don’t want to see you grieve and ache for them. Holding on to loved ones means they have to endure more pain. Instead pray that God will take over and look after your loved one and give them new life as Jesus promised He would when He raised Lazarus.

 

 

HISTORICAL PROOF OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST

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THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A SYMBOL 

IT’S AS REAL AS THE CROSS 

 SOME HISTORICAL EVIDENCE:-

  1. The tomb in which Jesus was buried was discovered empty by Mary and a group of women on the Sunday following the crucifixion.
  2. Jesus’ disciples saw Jesus on the road to Emmaus and in Galilee and had real experiences with one whom they believed was the risen Christ.
  3. As a result of the preaching of these disciples, which had the resurrection at its centre, the Christian church was established and grew.
  4. Other religious founders’ tombs show the difference. ( see below)

Religion

Founder

State of tomb

 Buddhism

 

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama,

 

 

occupied

 Islam

 

Muhammad, the prophet

 

 

occupied

 Confucianism

 

Confucius was China’s most famous Philosopher

 

 

occupied

 

Christianity

 

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                   WE SHOULD ALL BOW TO THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.                              GOD THE FATHER HAS ELEVATED HIM TO LORD- THE KING OF THE      UNIVERSE.  JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CHOSE TO SACRIFICE     HIS LIFE,  TO DIE FOR OUR SINS AND RISE TO NEW LIFE SO THAT WE CAN    SHARE IN THE GLORY OF HEAVEN. ALLELUIA!!! PRAISE THE LORD

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