- Candace Neff Director
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For Use April 11-12 Easter Sunday, (A)
Stewardship By the BookVery early in the morning after the sabbath, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb to anoint Jesus' body with precious oils. The reward of this good and conscientious steward was to be the first to know that Jesus had been raised from the dead! Alleluia!
Vocation ViewSince you have been raised up in company with Christ, be intent on things above rather than on things of earth. Come, follow Christ and have for yourself a new life too.
Stewardship Reflections“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” COLOSSIANS 3:2
Do you put God first in all things? Possessions, money, power, ego can easily become gods to many of us. Do a quick check of what is important to you. Is God at the very top of the list? If not, your priorities need to be re-adjusted. Don’t let earthly things become a god before God. This is also the first commandment – I am the Lord your God, you shall not have any strange gods before me.
Family Perspective-by Bud OzarToday’s gospel instructs us Jesus “had to rise from the dead.” The dying we experience with unmet expectations in marriage and parenting is normal to family life. Families must rise above disappointments and be Easter people all year long.
Word of Life“Those who die in God’s grace and friendship live forever with Christ. Heaven is not an abstract idea, but a true and lasting relationship with God that is beyond all earthly description and understanding. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead and everlasting life by preparing now, in hope, for our passage from this life into eternal life.”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
“Catholic Considerations for Our Earthly Passing”