Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sometimes we get so caught up in all the "trappings" of Easter, we totally forget how to prepare. We cannot truly appreciate everything Jesus became on Resurrection morning, if we haven't walked the road to Calvary with Him also.
So please try to attend Holy Week services at your church, from Chrism Mass, where the oils used during the Church year are blessed, to Holy Thursday - The Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples and washed their feet, to Good Friday and the passion and death on the Cross.
Then, if you can, attend the Easter Vigil Mass with all the church lights out and only candles illuminating the darkness, waiting for the Resurrection.
And of course glorious Easter morning - Christ has arisen! Alleluia!
And don't forget Easter Monday - when we laugh at the devil - for Jesus has Risen and conquered death forever!