Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Easter Tuesday

Easter Tuesday.    Well  the chocolate eggs are just about all consumed  and family has all returned home until the next celebration.    While Easter is now a fond memory,  as Christians we must take the joy of Easter into our everyday lives and share with our friends and neighbours and work companions.    This is a joyous task.  
It was awesome to hear portions of the Govenor General's  speech on Vimy Ridge yesterday.  And neat to know that two of our Brandon Cadets were in Vimy on School tours.   It is the remembering of stories that we continue to pass down to other generations that is so important.  How much more important it is to pass down the resurrection story of Jesus!

Daily Retreat.....
Prayer:  Now let the vault of heaven resound in praise of love that doth abound.  Christ hath triumphed, hallelujah.  Sing, choirs of angels loud and clear,  repeat their song of glory here,  Christ hath triumphed,  Christ hath triumphed  Hallelujah!      Eternal is the gift he brings, where fore our heart with rapture sings. Christ hath triumphed,  Jesus liveth!  Now doth he come and give us life,  now doth his presence still all strife through his triumph, Jesus reigneth!  Hallelujah!       Oh fill us Lord with dauntless love.  Set heart and will on things above that we conquer through they triumph.  Grant grace sufficient for life’s day that by our life we ever say, Christ hath triumphed!  And he liveth!  Hallelujah!   Adoring praises   now we bring.  And with the heavenly blessed sing, “Christ hath triumphed!  Hallelujah!  Be to the Father and our Lord, to Spirit blest most holy God, thine the glory never ending!  Hallelujah!   Amen.   (Hymn 255   Public Domain)

Read through St. Matthew 28: 16 - 20

As  you read through this portion of scripture today,  reflect on what images come into your mind about that very first Easter.
What did it mean for the Disciples to Worship Jesus?  Why were some not sure and held back but risk themselves totally anyway?
What charge did Jesus give to the Disciples?     And us today?  
The Message translates this portion of scripture as “Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you.  I will be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age”.

Prayer:  Christ has Risen!  Christ has Risen indeed!   Christ took all our sins upon himself and gave us Eternal Life.   Lamb of God,  You take away the sin of the world,  have mercy upon us.  Lamb of God,  You take away the sins from my heart,  have mercy upon me.  Lamb of God,  You take away the sin of the world,  grant us Your peace.   As we live out our life in Your name today,  help us to ask ourselves “What have I done for Christ?”    “What am I doing for Christ today?”  What ought I to do for You today”?    Lamb of God,  You take away the sin of the world,  grant us Your love.   Amen

Many blessings!

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