April 2021
Reflections of God's Goodness

The disciples were devastated. What did He mean when Jesus said, “I will be with you always?”

Jesus’ journey is coming to an end. His disciples were confused by all He said and did in His last days. He said He was going to die – but that He would rise again from the dead! He gave them Himself in the bread and wine, declaring it His body and blood.  They did not understand how the bread and wine could be His body and His blood.

We stand today in the same place they stood.  We do not understand either.

When we arrive at Church on Easter morning, we will hear “HE IS ALIVE!” He is alive in the same way we are alive. 

“. . .I am the resurrection and the life; …Do you believe this?”

“Easter is an invitation to go deeper and a celebration where we follow love (GOD) into mystery.” (John Shea, Author) Maybe we don’t need to completely understand.  Maybe we need only to believe and to experience.

This is the REAL Jesus, who lives within each of us.

Take time now with Jesus.  In these next few days, read the Gospel of John and reflect on all that happened.  Ask Jesus to give you the spirit of wisdom and understanding.  Pray to be able to see God’s vision for each of us, and for the whole world.   We are an Easter people.

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.”

I pray that these last few days of journeying with Jesus will lead us to the cross and through His Resurrection deepen our ability to experience His presence within us and in each other.

Blessed and holy Easter,


Sister Mary Ann Barnhorn, SNDdeN

“. . . keep them in your name, that you have given me, so that they may be one, just as we are. . . that they may share my joy completely.” 

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