“Unless we let Jesus wash us clean, minister to us, and be present to us, and love us, we cannot fully be part of him, his church, or his disciple. Jesus wants us to be ministered to so that we can then minister to others.”
“It isn’t the nature of the work that matters, it’s the nature of those who benefit from it that lends it dignity, and means that it is worth doing well and with integrity.”
Many of us don’t realize the richness that can come from encountering Jesus through His Word! God’s word can console us. It can guide us, and it can inspire us!
Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! So yes, this year, the churches and cathedrals and basilicas are empty, but so is the tomb!… For this first Easter in our new reality. He will come to you! Because Christ is Risen, Truly he is risen. Christos anesti! Alithos anesti!
“The resurrection is real, and it gives us hope. As I said, it gives Martha and Mary hope in today’s Gospel, even before Lazarus is raised from the dead. Hope in the resurrection, and in Jesus, means that their grief doesn’t turn into despair. And perhaps that is the most important thing we need to guard against during this crisis.”