Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: For Easter Sunday, this reflection encourages hope in difficult trials. God’s plans often take us by surprise. In so many situations of our lives, we don’t understand that hard times are going to produce wonderful victories. We fail to realize that the empty tombs in our lives (the losses we grieve) are beginnings of important new growth. We cannot imagine how Jesus is going to redeem bad times into great blessings. To be the Easter people that we’re supposed to be, we have to learn how to see the hope of resurrection in the pain of the cross. We have to trust that Jesus is always there, working a plan to redeem bad into good. We have to allow ourselves to be surprised by God.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for April 1, handout for adult education, faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.