Wishing you all a very safe, peaceful and happy Easter everyone!
We reflect on Jesus’ washing the disciples feet…
How am I going getting down and washing the feet of those around me?
In what ways am I humbling myself to serve the other in a spirit of generous and unconditional love?
What might be getting in the way of loving with Christ-like love?
We reflect on Jesus sharing his last supper, where he invited the disciples to eat and drink of the bread of life!
Where does Jesus, the Bread of Life fit into my busy life?
Am I allowing Jesus to be my daily sustenance, or am I easily distracted by the ways of a world that places money, media, and things above living a reflective life?
Am I allowing God’s word to settle deep within my heart?
Am I arriving at the Eucharist with an open and trusting heart – ready to allow God’s love to flow into my life?
We reflect on Jesus’ suffering and on how betrayed he was by all those around him...
We all have crosses to bear …
How are we supporting and reaching out to others carrying a very heavy cross?
Are we sharing our difficult times with a God of great mercy and Love?
May Mary’s example inspire us to live our lives with courage and trust, amidst the joys and heartaches of life.
We reflect on Jesus’ Resurrection to New Life
the joy of the Resurrection is that we are a people of HOPE! Amidst the chocolate eggs and the hot cross buns, amidst the struggle and heartache of daily life, we find our God – steady, waiting, offering us love and peace …
May we all be PEACE-MAKERS this Easter
May we be LIGHT to all we meet
And may we be GRATEFUL for the little things
Let us pray. ..
It was not
to the rich and famous,
that you came to earth
and entrusted your Word,
but to fishermen,
outcasts and sinners,
And to ordinary people
you have revealed
the things of heaven
that we might become the
bearers of Good News!
So we praise you, Lord
and the message
May we consider the challenge of our calling; to be set aside for service,
to be the voice, hands and love of Christ in our school, neighbourhoods and workplaces.
Be encouraged by the words of the Psalmist:
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.
And ponder the words of an early Celtic Christian:
“If God could be found on this side of the sea we would indeed journey across. Since, however, God is near to all who call upon him, we are under no obligation to cross the sea. The kingdom of heaven can be reached from every land.”
Samhthann (?6c.) Celtic virgin
We want to serve you in this world, O Lord
may we be the ones through whom
many will be drawn to the light,
show your love where there
is a need for love to be shown,
be your touch where there
are broken lives to be made whole,
speak your word in faith
against those who deny your power,
and yet we confess
there are many times when we hesitate to speak your name,
are daily we are tempted
to listen to this world’s voice.
So we come again
to your feet, and in faith proclaim
‘Thanks be to God, who forgives us
through Jesus Christ our Lord!’
When the journey is hard –
when strength is failing,
and we stumble or fall,
you raise us up,
You enable us to continue,
and walk with you
day by day.
Thank you, gracious Lord
for your presence
and your help
along the way.
This day is precious,
created as it is
for each one of us
to fulfil our purpose.
Life is precious,
may we continue to treat it and one another with Christ-like care and kindness.