Pause + Pray

The Ongoing Promise of Easter

woman starring at an empty cross


The promise of Easter doesn’t end on Easter Sunday. If anything, it only begins. The promise of life is a constant promise that is shared with us every day, through the ways in which our faith and our daily lives interact. Pope John Paul II reminds us: “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!”


To the resurrected Christ, may we too walk out of our tombs,
into the light of salvation.
May we not be blinded by the darkness of death, but welcome it—
knowing that the promise of salvation is that death is not our endgame.
We are an Easter people.
May that ring true in our lives.


Take time today to reread the Easter Gospel (Jn 20:1-9). Place yourself in the story and take in the sights, smells, touch, that it draws you into. Sit with the promise of the Resurrection today.

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