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This Week at St. Patrick's April 19, 2017

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From the Rector

Happy Easter! I encourage you to take some time to notice the resurrection around you. Yes, the pollen and the budding trees and flowers are signs of new life, but I am talking about the way Jesus called his followers to emulate. The resurrection is a victory over death and sin (the inevitable parts of life). Jesus overcame the worst kind of death and continues to live through the power of the Spirit. Jesus also blessed us with forgiveness, uniting the human sphere and God sphere once and for all. Jesus then told his followers to go and do just as he did. So, we can see the resurrection when we see forgiveness, redemption, and rebirth in our lives and in the lives of others.

This was the main point of my sermon on Sunday. If you would like to hear or read it click here. One thing I didn’t talk about, but probably should have, is that forgiveness is difficult. It is difficult to forgive others for the wrongs they have done to us or to people we know and love. But it is equally hard to forgive ourselves when we don’t live up to our own expectations.

As we live out this Easter season, consider ways to spread God’s love by forgiving. It frees up opportunities to change the world. That is what Jesus does for us. Alleluia. Christ is Risen.

Easter Blessings,

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