Practicing Resurrection

April 12, 2013

Our celebration of the Easter season is in full swing in the Catholic Church.  Easter is not just one day of celebration, but a season that lasts until Pentecost.  While our culture concluded the celebration of Easter on Easter Sunday, our faith invites us to continue to celebrate Easter and bring the joy and hope of the season into our daily lives.

Spirituality and Practice posted an article titled, “Easter: Resurrection as a Spiritual Practice“.  Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat suggest ways to bring Easter and the Resurrection into our daily lives.  Here are few of their suggestions from their exhaustive list of ideas!

  • Give your full attention to whatever you are doing, and you’ll recognize the constant renewal of life all around you.

  • Leave the past to God’s mercy. Leave the future to God’s discretion. Living in the present moment, the only time when God brings forth new life, is a way of affirming your belief in resurrection

  • When you regularly pray for others as part of your devotional activities, you are practicing resurrection.Enthusiasm is the mark of a life-giver. When you can laugh and sing and relish life, you are practicing resurrection.

  • Every time you forgive someone, another resurrection is in the making.

  • When you add even a small portion of joy to the lives of those around you, you bring resurrection into your community.

I invite all of us to embrace Easter and to make the Resurrection part of our spiritual lives!

 

 

 

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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