Today Jesus is risen! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
As you celebrate the truth and the promise of the Resurrection, we invite you to meditate on the following passage from St. Paul, who proclaims the promise of the resurrection for all of creation. If you have some time, we especially encourage you to pray this passage using the lectio divinia technique.
Romans 8: 18 – 25
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. For creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God; for creation was made subject to futility, not of its own accord but because of the one who subjected it, in hope that creation itself would be set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God.
We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that sees for itself is not hope. For who hopes for what one sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.
For your convenience, you may choose to download a print "Worship Aid." This aid is a compilation of the weekly scripture reflections found in the calendar. By providing these reflections in a booklet format, we hope to enrich your weekly worship experience. You can download the PDF here.
Please note that the downloadable PDF is formatted as a 8.5 x 11 inch booklet. So that the booklet prints properly, please be sure that the print job's orientation is set to "landscape" and that duplex printing is set to "Print on two sides (flip on short edge)."