Sunday 4 April 2021

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Easter Sunday

St Isidore

Acts 10:34, 37-43. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad – Psalm 117(118):1-2, 16-17, 22-23. Colossians 3:1-4 / 1 Corinthians 5:6-8. John 20:1-9.

‘We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!’ – St Augustine

What does it look like to be an Easter people? Our time of Lenten reflection and sacrifice has come to an end and while we may have focused on giving something up, we are now asked to take something up and to do this with joy! Having perhaps reflected on where we may be ‘coming up short’ in different areas of our lives, in our relationships with others, we take time actively to look for signs of life and hope beyond these struggles. We are asked to be more deliberate in our actions and words – to show compassion, to act with justice, to reconcile and to encourage and empower others. With people on the margins, members of our own families, our friends, our colleagues and the stranger we strive for right relationship and loving respect. Sharing joy, hope and faith as an Easter people!

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