May the grace and peace of our Good and Gracious God be with you!
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We are one month into the season of Spring. It is staying lighter outside, and the temperatures are slowly creeping up. The trees are beginning to bloom, and the flowers in the ground and popping up, getting ready to open up. The look and smell of Spring is demonstrating her new life for this season.. All of this is a reminder of new life, joy, and excitement.
The same holds true with the liturgical season of Easter. it is a reminder to us of new life, joy and excitement to us that Jesus Christ came into our lives to bring joy, excitement, and energy. Jesus died for us so that we may have eternal life. He gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower us with energy and excitement to witness in His name.
Although we may experience the ups and downs of life, this season of grace, is a reminder to us to maintain our joy, excitement, and energy. We continue our hymn of praise with the Alleluia song; "Jesus Christ has risen today, Alleluia!”
Our readings today remind us that we are now witnesses for Christ. We are called to proclaim Jesus in our speech and actions. We are encouraged to demonstrate works of kindness, joy, and enthusiasm.
Meditate on this season of Easter and remember that Jesus journeys with us and He encourages us to be witness for Him.
Almighty God, we are reminded through your servant Saint Cyprian, of your Spirit always within us and your Continued Presence in us, and of our oneness with You and the Church. May we always grow together and profess You in Faith, Unity, and Hope. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.