March 31, 2013 –– The Resurrection of the Lord
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.