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What does it mean to you to be an Easter people?

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. ~ Pope John Paul II


What does it mean to you to be an “Easter people?”

This Pope John Paul II quote says that we move beyond despair – beyond complaining and poor-me-ing, beyond criticizing, beyond seeing only the dark side of things.

How do we LIVE “Hallelujah?” Does it show in our smile; in our compliments and affirmations of others; in our seeing the sunny side; in our trusting God to help us through whatever challenges or darkness's come our way- to lead us into the light of new life?

That is the Paschal Mystery – moving through any sufferings, deaths, to the light of Resurrection – over and over and over in our lives –   trusting God, because Jesus showed us how it’s done and that God does not abandon us. ~ MaryPat Potts


Jesus, thank you for showing me that

when I persevere, and trust in God’s power

and presence right there with me,

I will know exactly how to move

from despair to living my Hallelujah.

May I be open to your

Holy Spirit’s guidance. Amen.


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