Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for April 9, 2023.
Description: For Easter Sunday, this bulletin insert invites your parishioners and the visitors to your parish to think about the calling to be evangelizers. It asks: Are you ready to proclaim the Good News about how Jesus has helped you? What holds you back? Do you hesitate because you don’t yet understand how the deaths in your life (the sacrifices, the lost hope, the broken relationships, etc.) have been resurrected into new life?
Such hesitation was the mental state of the disciples on the first Easter morning, as depicted in the Gospel of John. To “testify” means to share the truth based on your own experiences. Peter specifically proclaimed that everyone who believes in Jesus receives forgiveness of sins. Of course he did! Peter knew first-hand what it’s like to need and then receive Christ’s forgiveness. We will not understand much about how our sufferings have led us to a new and blessed life until we start talking about it.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for Easter Sunday, handout for adult education, faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.