He is Risen!
Today we celebrate with friends and family the resurrection of Jesus from the grave. God shows us that death is not the end but a start to new life. We are redeemed through his life, death and resurrection, given the chance to start fresh and live life to the fullest. Take time today for joy, celebrating with family and friends.
Today's Gospel states:'So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, "Hail!" And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see me." While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sum of money to the soldiers and said, "Tell people, `His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.' And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble." So they took the money and did as they were directed; and this story has been spread among the Jews to this day' (Matthew 28:8-15).
Today we pray: