March 31, 2013 –– The Resurrection of the Lord
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118: 1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Col 3: 1-4; Jn 20: 1-9
Our reflection on the Easter readings may be as profound as any throughout the liturgical year. Stewards understand that this life is merely a prelude to the next life — that is why they live as stewards. They recognize that what they seek is a heavenly reward, not an earthly one. Thus the question they must ask is not “What is in this for me?” The question the good steward asks is, “How can I serve?”
We are called to be an Easter people. There is a significant difference between being an Easter people and just a Church people. If we are truly an Easter people, our focus is on the victory which Christ’s Resurrection presents to us.
Easter and the promise it presents us make us a joyful people, who worship with a sense of hope and confidence. Easter people as good stewards live their lives with an attitude of gratitude, not a sense of obligation. Easter people do not fear death, but have comfort in the promises and salvation of Christ.