50 DaysAfter reading the readings for today’s mass this morning, I was given the grace to reflect on the day after.

You know — the day after the Resurrection.

Can you imagine how Mary, Jesus’ mother, the disciples and His followers, must have felt?

Would the day after the Resurrection be just another day?

Absolutely not!

Some of us might just begin to receive the fullness of the graces of the reality of the Resurrection, in the days following Easter Sunday! Many women have been preoccupied with the practical preparations of Easter, you know the brunch, the spring outfit, the trips to the hairdresser, the cleaning of the house — all that practical stuff.

I will never forget the year someone brought it to my attention, Easter lasts 50 Days! It struck me on a deep level then, it engaged me on another level of my Catholic faith. Read more about that 50 days here!

What are your taking from today’s gospel?

MT 28:8-15CaveEaster

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb,
fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid.
Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,
and there they will see me.”
Reflection
Dear Lord, it is so easy for me to quickly immerse myself in my regular routines, in the busyness of life.
Please give me the grace to relish in the reality of the Resurrection.
Dear Lord, give me the grace to detach myself from the ordinary, the mundane and to walk with the Catholic church in celebrating 50 days of the Easter season!
Send me the books, the prayers, the people – that will help ground me in this truth!

 

 

 

Dorothy Pilarski is the founder of Dynamic Women of Faith, author, Catholic radio host, motivational speaker, blogger, guest columnist with the Catholic Register and a facilitator on Salt + Light TV. www.dorothypilarski.com

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