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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 16, 2017

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SUNDAY, April 16      Easter Sunday

Matthew 28:7b [The angel said] “He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.”

Today we rejoice in the glorious news that Jesus has been raised from the dead—that indeed he is no longer in the tomb. We celebrate the amazing and breathtaking announcement that Jesus has gone ahead of us to Galilee. This news of motion, this powerful movement of Jesus leaving the tomb and the accompanying promise that we will see Jesus in Galilee suggests that we too must move into new life.

During Easter, we encounter great joy at Jesus’ resurrection. To see Jesus, to really encounter the Risen Christ, we cannot sit comfortably where we are. We must go out into the world, where we are promised we will see Jesus. What does it mean for us to see Jesus in our own communities—our own Galilees?


MOVING FORWARD: Share the peace with someone you’ve never met during the Easter service today. Follow it with an alleluia.

PRAY for the Diocese of Jerusalem and for peace in the Holy Land

Ps 118:1-2, 14-24 | Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 | Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43 | John 20:1-8 or Matthew 28:1-10



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