Sunday, April 8, 2007

Easter Blessings

On the day of His Resurrection Jesus Christ comes from the tomb triumphant—completely free of earthly limitation. In Him everything that is mortal has been absorbed by His glorified life. Here is the first element of the sanctity represented in the risen Christ: the elimination of everything that is corruptible, everything that is earthly and created; freedom from all defects, all infirmities, all capacity for suffering.

But there is also another element of sanctity: union with God, self- oblation and consecration to God. Only in heaven shall we be able to understand how completely Jesus lived for His Father during these blessed days. Not a single effect of His sufferings was left in Him, for now everything in Him shone with brilliance and beauty and possessed strength and life; every atom of His being sang an unceasing canticle of praise. His holy humanity offered itself in a new manner to the glory of the Father.

I found the following at Catholic Warrior. I wish I could express my thoughts and prayers this well.
The Lord has Risen! ALLELUIA!!!
Today we can recall how Our Lord Jesus Christ conquered death through His death and His Resurrection. The gates of Heaven are now open and man can enter if he takes up his cross and follows Christ. For remember that we too must follow in the footsteps of Christ and take up our crosses. We must die with Christ so that we may rise to new life with Him!

"'O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?'" (Luke 24:26)

A full list of Jesus' resurrection appearances:
  1. The empty tomb (not an appearance per se - but no body was in the tomb - the first indication of the resurrection)
  2. To Mary Magdalene in the garden
  3. To the other women
  4. To two people going to Emmaus
  5. To Peter
  6. To the ten disciples in the upper room
  7. To the 11 disciples in the upper room
  8. To seven disciples fishing on the Sea of Galilee
  9. To the 11 disciples on a mountain
  10. To more than 500
  11. To James
  12. To the disciples at His ascension
  13. To Paul


PBXVI said...

Wait... I regonize this also... Hmmm... lol. God Bless and Happy Easter!

Soutenus said...

lol -- So sorry! Your website is like a magnet. I have linked back to ya as I should have at the time of original posting.

PBXVI said...

Thank you for your kind words, and for crediting me. However, please don't feel bad at all for taking stuff from my blog, and if you ever like something or anything from my blog feel free to copy and paste it onto yours. Anyone has permission! I enjoy seeing stuff I write get published elsewhere! May God Bless you and may you have a happy Easter!

BJ said...

Hi! I thought you and your readers might be interested in some post-Easter news about Pope Benedict XVI...
The Pope's car is being auctioned off to raise money for Habitat for Humanity:
The bidding is already more than $200,000! Personally, I think this is a really fun and creative way to raise
money. The auction goes until April 14th if you and your readers want to check it out.

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