Easter Sunday

WHY DO YOU SEEK THE LIVING
AMONG THE DEAD?
HE IS NOT HERE, BUT HE HAS BEEN RAISED.

The Easter story asks a question – where do we look for what will give us life: Or as the angelic watchers of the empty tomb pointedly ask, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead?” We are always asking the Easter question – what, how, where, whom do we seek? We sometimes turn to things we mistake as a place of life, to things, or people or places that seem like the answer; that we hope may bring us what we need or desire. But we dis-cover that they are empty of what we thought they promised.

The angels at the tomb make it pretty clear – where there is not Jesus, there is not life.

But we are the people who know where to look.

Anywhere there is healing, reconciliation, commitment, service, ever deepening relationships, greater communion, deepening holiness, and wider service – look there.

Wherever self-giving, self-emptying love is – be there. This is where to look for life. This is where we find the living one.

I pray that our seeking will lead us to an ever deepening relationship with God as with each other. I pray that our faith may deepen and our service to one another expand. I pray that gratitude will fit our hearts and motivate our giving for the good of others.

May Easter Blessings find you and fill you and give your life.
Father Bill O’Donnell, CPPS, Pastor
Please be generous in your prayer, service and giving to the Catholic Community of Whiting/ Robertsdale at Easter. We depend on each other to sustain our ministries. Thank you in advance for your generosity.