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March 26, 2016

Holy Saturday

Rom 6: 3-11

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Look What Awaits

On the first Holy Saturday, the disciples and Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus did not know what was about to happen. They were in terrible grief, afraid, some perhaps ashamed or others angry at what had occurred. There was such total contrast between the Friday “tragedy” and the life Jesus had announced and demonstrated, the power of Jesus the miracle worker, the anticipation of importance as his followers and companions. For us this day is very different. We are in a sort of rest period, between the Lenten introspection and its focus this year on Jesus as proclaimer of God’s mercy and our expectation of Easter’s joyful celebration. The apostles and Gospel women  experienced this entry in God’s Life and Spirit at Easter. We pause today to await what we already believe and have come to know—for us it is the promise of Life and Love forever. —Fr. Jim Stoeger, S.J., a notable Jesuit educator, now serves as Vocation Director for the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Jesuit provinces.

Prayer

Loving God, may your Spirit gently stir in me peaceful anticipation of the Easter feast. Bless particularly those about to be baptized into the life of Jesus and our Church community. This holy night bring peace to  our hearts, hope to our families, and your vibrant gift of new life for our world. Amen. —Fr. Jim Stoeger, S.J,
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March 26, 2016

Holy Saturday

Rom 6: 3-11

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Look What Awaits

On the first Holy Saturday, the disciples and Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus did not know what was about to happen. They were in terrible grief, afraid, some perhaps ashamed or others angry at what had occurred. There was such total contrast between the Friday “tragedy” and the life Jesus had announced and demonstrated, the power of Jesus the miracle worker, the anticipation of importance as his followers and companions. For us this day is very different. We are in a sort of rest period, between the Lenten introspection and its focus this year on Jesus as proclaimer of God’s mercy and our expectation of Easter’s joyful celebration. The apostles and Gospel women  experienced this entry in God’s Life and Spirit at Easter. We pause today to await what we already believe and have come to know—for us it is the promise of Life and Love forever. —Fr. Jim Stoeger, S.J., a notable Jesuit educator, now serves as Vocation Director for the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Jesuit provinces.

Prayer

Loving God, may your Spirit gently stir in me peaceful anticipation of the Easter feast. Bless particularly those about to be baptized into the life of Jesus and our Church community. This holy night bring peace to  our hearts, hope to our families, and your vibrant gift of new life for our world. Amen. —Fr. Jim Stoeger, S.J,
Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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