It was a long Lent. I didn’t live up to my own resolutions for the season, for one thing. So Easter Sunday was especially joyful for me — it was a new beginning in so many ways. I found wisdom, comfort, and insight in some words written by Fr. Peter John Cameron in the April 2014 issue of Magnificat (p.220-221):
As Jesus rises from the dead, our hopelessness, fatalism, and despair all drop away. We leave in the wake of Christ’s rising all that weighs us down: our self-absorption, insolence, and indignation. The higher we rise with Jesus, the smaller every enslaving thing becomes. What once seemed impossible is now altogether likely.
Lord Jesus, make me as empty as your tomb of everything that separates me from you, and fill me with your risen presence.
Speaking of Fr. Cameron, he has a new book with Servant Books soon to be released called Made for Love, Loved by God which you can pre-order by clicking here. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to feel closer to God, but Fr. Cameron takes it further — this book will help you to be close to God.
And in this season of new beginnings and resurrection, may we all be filled with Christ’s risen presence!
Image courtesy of Barbara Baker.