Easter

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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From everyone at Jennings, we wish you a happy and blessed Easter.

Easter Reflection: This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia!

Psalm 118

They woke up one morning beside each other as they had for fifteen years. The scent of last night’s acrid argument lingered in the corners of the room. After a few moments, he turned to her and said, “We need to learn how to love each other again. Can we try?” 

Over the course of long-term relationships, the parties change. Phil and Judy wanted to remain committed to their marriage, but they found themselves strangled by years of unpruned misunderstandings. All heart commitments meet similar challenges. All dreams fray a little on their way to fulfillment.

We have followed Jesus through Holy Week on such a road. Passover Sunday filled his spirit with the fresh scent of palms and possibilities. But as the week waned, the Father led Jesus in a daunting direction. He asked his Son to pay the ultimate price for love.

Our lives too will teach us this: every ride on a palm-strewn road meets a fork toward Gethsemane. There is no true love without sacrifice. But the road does not end at the foot of the cross. Loving sacrifice lifts us to see this morning’s Easter sunrise. The life that had lain hidden in darkness now rises triumphant in our hearts. Today, we are offered the grace to live this mystery on our own journeys. Amazingly, Easter invites us to fall in love again with God and to begin our lives anew.

The reflection is posted courtesy of Catholic Health Care USA.

 

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Spirituality and You: Holy Week

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Holy Week is the week preceding Easter, and the final week of Lent. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. Holy Week includes Holy Thursday and Good Friday, which together with Holy Saturday, are known as the Triduum. During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the gift of the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus; the Passion and Death of Christ on Good Friday in reparation for the sins of mankind; and the Resurrection on Easter Sunday to give new life to all who believe. Thus, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation.

Take time during Holy Week to thank God for his gifts of love and mercy. Claim the new life of grace that is God’s gift to each of us.

May God bless you and your loved ones with a grace-filled Holy Week and a joy-filled Easter!

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CHA Easter reflection: Truth

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Catholic Health Association’s Easter reflection: Bunkum or Truth.
Peter claims, in the Acts of the Apostles, that the servant Jesus has been glorified. Among other things, such a claim might be referring to the testimonies about the risen Lord that the third Gospel drew upon.
While the disciples who had returned from the road to Emmaus were [more…]

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