Easter morning. A very simple, quiet meal around the table in Madame Vanier's dining room....A small group of friends happy to be together.
We spoke together about the resurrection. Liz, who works with many anguished people, said, "We have to keep rolling away the large stones that prevent people from coming out of their graves.'" Elizabeth, who lives with four handicapped people...said, "After the resurrection Jesus had breakfast again with his friends and showed them the importance of the small, ordinary things of life." Sue... said, "It is such comfort to know that Jesus' wounds remain visible in his risen body. Our wounds are not taken away, but become visible sources of hope for others."
PRAYER FOR TODAY
God of never-failing light, you who created the bright lights of the sky, you who have no hint of darkness, grant that your flame of hope will renew my intention to serve you and to inflame and purify my actions with your love and mercy.
This post was written by Henri Nouwen. You can find his website at: henrinouwen.org