Monday, April 25, 2011

If the Grass is Greener on the Other Side...

"If the grass is greener on the other side, then it's time to water your own grass!"

He is Risen, Alleluia! Happy Easter!

Even though there is so much happening in the world -- political unrest, natural disasters, financial instability for many, and so many people hurting from life situations, there is always hope! We know that God is ultimately in control and that, as Romans 8:28 says,

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

This Easter Season, let us cling to the Rock of Christ, the One Risen from the Dead -- He will take care of everything in every situation . . . probably not the way we envision it, but God's ways are always better than ours!

How would one "water their own grass"? Easy -- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Receiving Jesus in the Eucharist. Did you know that the Eucharist is the Risen Christ?! When we receive Him, we are receiving the Risen Lord! We are, in a certain sense, allowing God to live in us and to share in His Divinity! We weak human beings desperately need this.

During this beautiful Easter Season, take advantage of the Gift of the Eucharist (and frequent reconciliation). If you cannot recieve Him for some reason, then make spiritual communions. That's what the saints do -- they make spiritual communions as often as possible throughout the day. Only He can heal us and give us the strength we need to be like Him.

Blessings to all!

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