Easter Sunday 2013
Our Lenten journey like our winter is complete and we welcome Spring and Easter, the time of the year to display our gardens and renewed souls, we begin with hope and excitement, as we rejoice and take on the Easter joys. The death of winter has left the soil hard and dry. Now the soil like our lives must be made soft and porous by our attention so that green shoots can push their way through and our resurrected savoir can be made visible in our world.
The human spirit is much like a spring garden. It must be prepared for growth to take place, so that God's goodness will blossom there. We need to have open minds and hearts to receive this nourishment. The Easter story is where it begins. A wide open tomb and a messenger of God, asking compassionate women to open their inner selves encouraging them not to be afraid. They listen and hear the startling message,"He is not here, He is risen" (Mt. 28.6).
Our hearts struggle at first to accept this. We are like gardens being prepared for new birth, we open our hearts and minds to this wondrous news,receiving it like thirsty soil. We hurry to share it with everyone. We are prepared now through our lenten actions, to spread the news, as we reach out and interact with others, providing for them the necessary nutrients for spiritual growth and harmony throughout our world.
We are an Easter people called to bring the good news to our world.
– Evelyn Lundrigan, pvbm Associate
– Associate Mary Smith, pbvm Associate