Life Teen Lent Companion (4/15/14)
And the Catholic Church is like…
We all need God, and we all need to help one another. We can start over — thanks to the Sacrament of Reconciliation!
shout out to people who are scared to call others out, whose hands shake when they try to explain what’s wrong, whose throats threaten to close up with thoughts of ‘what if i’m just overreacting’, whose hearts are pounding out of their chests because they just stuck their necks out for their beliefs, who have lost friends and respect and safety for aligning themselves with causes
"So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell His disciples." - Matthew 28:8
As we enter into the celebration of the Easter season, we can easily see ourselves in the reactions of those who found Christ’s empty tomb.
When met with the immense love Christ has for us, and those ways He challenges us to love more, we are overwhelmed with both ‘fear and great joy.’ A great joy that He loves us enough to share His mission but a fear that we are not ready or prepared for it.
While it may be frightening, never forget that the Lord has already overcome every trial, every fear, every difficulty.
Spend some time today rejoicing in the hope of Christ’s love, and letting that hope overflow to other areas of your life.
You’re in my prayers!