Year A, Lectionary 41
We await the light amidst the darkness in this Easter Vigil. We hear the history of God among us through scripture and how we enter in the new reality of resurrection. As we approach the darkness of the tomb we are introduced to the light of resurrection and the new life in the risen Christ. We are to praise God and move forward without fear having met Jesus.
Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: Abraham • Angel • Baptism • Choice • Covenant • Creation • Cross • Darkness • Death • Eucharist • Evangelize • Fear • Focus • History • Isaiah • Journey • Kingdom • Light • Love • Martin Luther King Jr. • Mary of Magdala • Mask • Mission • Moses • Proclaim • Resurrection • Salvation • Sin • Stone • Suffering • Teach • Tomb • Women •
“Matthew is saying, faith in Jesus as Lord already existed in these women—before the apostles ever began to preach. Indeed, these women’s recognition of Jesus as Lord happened on their way to calling the disciples together to become the apostolic community.”
“we have choices every day of our lives. And those choices can take us closer to the Father or they can lead us away. We can allow our emotions to guide our decisions or allow God’s word, springing forth from the pages of Scripture, to guide us in the correct direction.”
“the incarnation was also a “marriage” of human and divine nature which seemed to be “divorced” by the death of Christ, only to be quickly restored and resumed by the Resurrection. So Easter is the re-affirmation of God’s uniting of his nature to ours in the mystical marriage of the hypostatic union.”
“No matter what type of suffering the world can throw at us, none of it can compare to what Jesus endured…for us. And he did not allow suffering to sidetrack His mission and His love of the Father…and His mission of sharing the Good News of the Father with anyone who would listen”
“And just like in the first moment of creation, nobody witnessed it except the One who has the power to create. He chose to rise in the silence of the night to show his victory over darkness and to reconnect us to the event of the first creation. But in this case, He did not just create, He equally redeemed.”
Many Ways to Pray: Interview with Desiré Findlay
What is prayer? How can we pray to God? Desiré Findlay shares her voice on what prayer looks like to her through writing, dance, Lectio Divina and more. Listen in on the conversation as Desiré explains how prayer connects her to Jesus, others and the world. Find inspiration in how you can grow in prayer too. Read more
Interview with Erika Jacinto
Meet Erika Jacinto who works as the Director of Communications and Media Relations, as well as the press secretary for the Archbishop, of the Catholic Church of Montreal. Erika shares how in her role she communicates with various individuals from laity, non-religious, and religious leaders like Archbishop Christian Lépine and Pope Francis. Read more
Christian Mother: Interview with Maria E. Luevano‑Salazar
Maria E. Luevano‑Salazar shares her view on motherhood as a working professional. She draws inspiration from her childhood experience of seeing her own mother and other family members raising their children. Maria explains how being a mother has enhanced her appreciation of scripture and how she continues to express her faith in her family and her work place. Read more
God's Word in the scripture verses is powerful. Every verse can hold significant truth if we allow ourselves to meditate on them. Sometimes all it takes is one scripture verse to impact us and feed our mind and soul. Meditate on any of the following posts and grow deeper in your faith and understanding.