Educating for the Lived Gospel #162

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’ (John 8:12)

The ceremonies of the Easter triduum take us from the light, to darkness and back to the light. On our life’s journey there are times of darkness that we live through or we may feel for those we know and love who are living through dark times. Easter teaches us that pain, suffering, and even death, do not have the last word. Beware the easy salve for raw pain, but if we have enough faith to follow Jesus’ way of living and loving, we will be lead into the light.

We have a responsibility to lead our young people past the ‘chocolate bunny veneer’ of Easter and show them that Christian faith is big enough to address the dark and harsh realities of life. Our Christian faith binds us together as a community, so we celebrate successes together and together we help those who stumble and fall, by shedding some light and love on their lives.

Have a great week…and term!
Patrick

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