April 19, 2020

2nd Sunday of Easter

Easter is the season of hope as we contemplate the Paschal Mystery—the mystery of life, death, resurrection. I submit for your reflection today a parable a colleague shared with me. I used it as my Easter message to my parish. It’s a parable of hope. May it bring you some comfort as, together, we battle through these difficult times. God bless each and every one of you, your families and friends.

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

Let Us Pray:

Grant, almighty God, that this paschal sacrament may have a continuing effect in our minds and our hearts.


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About John Kamas, SSS

Father Kamas is pastor of Saint Jean Baptiste Church in New York City, New York.