THE RISEN CHRIST continues to meet with us at the point of our deepest need. As he came to Mary [Magdalene] two thousand years ago, so he comes to us in our dark and difficult places.
Sometimes, like Mary herself, we do not recognize Jesus immediately. But as we open our hearts and our minds to his living presence and to the message of his resurrection, we find ourselves gradually empowered to live beyond our tears, to go out and connect with those suffering around us.
– Trevor Hudson
Hope Beyond Your Tears
From page 10 of Hope Beyond Your Tears: Experiencing Christ’s Healing Love by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2012 by Trevor Hudson. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
In the days to come, how can you share the joy of the resurrection with others? Share your thoughts.
The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”
Luke 4:5, NRSV
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This week we remember: Margaret Clitherow (March 25).
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