Third Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2019

I know May and June can be very busy months for people: First Communion parties, graduation parties, weddings, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and who knows what else. In the midst of all the busyness, though, let’s not forget the fact that we are still in the midst of the Easter Season.

Yes, every Sunday is a mini-Easter, and our whole Christian lives are different because of the Resurrection. Even so, it is good for us to make sure that we are actually celebrating the Resurrection during this Easter Season. After all, what else could we celebrate that would be more important than Jesus’ Resurrection. It is His victory over sin and death that gives everything else some meaning and value.

A child’s First Communion has value because they are encountering the Risen Lord for the first of many times in the Eucharist. Graduation means you are taking on a new role in the world, and it is Jesus’ Resurrection that empowers you to go out into the world in confidence and strength. On Memorial Day we remember those who have laid down their lives for our nation, and we look forward to the day when all of us will be raised up in glory with Christ.

Everything is different because Christ has risen from the dead. It is good for us to remember this, and to celebrate this, during the Easter Season so that we can enter in more fully and receive more abundantly the mystery of Christ’s Resurrection. Without it, all the rest doesn’t matter.

~ Father Aaron Ferris

Rev. Aaron Ferris
Rev. Aaron Ferris
Rev. Aaron R. Ferris Ordination Date: June 6, 2009 Pastor, St. Anthony Parish (Saranac) and St. Mary’s Parish (Lowell) 402 Amity Street Lowell, MI 49331 Phone: 616-897-9820
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