I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. (John. 12:46)
One of the joys of the Easter season is that we reminder that we have been created for eternal life. That death is not the end. As Jesus was raised from the dead, we too shall one day rise to meet God. Reminding ourselves of that and reflecting on that helps us to enter more deeply into God’s mercy and love. That we have Christ as the light to guide us, to lead us, to strengthen us, to keep us warm with the flame of his love. But we have to want to follow it. We have to want with all our hearts to obey that commandment to eternal life, and be open to letting that light of Christ bring us back to God.
-Fr. Michael Mateyk, C.PP.S. (Atlantic)
This reflection comes from the Easter Reflections, prepared by the Precious Blood Family of communities:
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (US Region)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Atlantic, Cincinnati & Kansas City Provinces)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon
Easter Reflections is available for printing here.