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Monday, 03 April 2017 10:12

Christian Spoiler Alert!

A few years ago, there was a science fiction television program called Lost. It was so popular that all kinds of computer sites sprang up trying to explain what happened in the last episode and what might happen in the next or even further in the program’s universe. Two phrases that really became popular were “spoiler alert” and “Easter eggs.” Folks would compare what “clues” the writers would intersperse in the story. Those clues might be “Easter eggs” or “red herrings.” The “Easter eggs” would lead to the spoiler alerts. If you made a mistake in your identification of the clues your interpretation of the program would be way off. If one reads scripture regularly then one can identify the “Easter eggs” or the coming spoiler alert. God really wants to make it simple for us. Our universe is not as complicated as the one in Lost, really it isn’t. Easter eggs is a really appropriate term for a Christian spoiler alert. In Lent, if we read the clues correctly, all the action points to Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection. The symbol of Easter eggs is the new life that Jesus brings, BUT (there always is one) Jesus must die before those eggs hatch. The complicated part of this is after Easter. Jesus goes back to heaven and He tells us that He has left us everything we need for a grace filled life and salvation. We, on the other hand have very short memories. We follow him on his journey and forget that we must continue with ours. We must find the Easter eggs in our life so that we can also come to life with Him. Spoiler alert: No matter what, Jesus wins in the end. Godspeed with your search for Easter eggs!

Bible Vs. Acts 1:8-11 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth. And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking in to heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Prayer: Lord, I praise you and thank you for your sacrifice for me. Help me to not forget that in order to rise I too must die. Die to sin, selfishness and all evil. Let me allow your Sprit to live in me so that I may love others as you did. Most importantly help me to find the strength to be faithful and remember that you give everlasting life.

Spotlight: Remember to visit Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. Located at 21281 Chardon Rd. Come to pray Holy Week Services are: Holy Thursday, April 13th Mass and Washing of the Feet 7:00 PM, Good Friday, April 14th Communion Service and Veneration of the Cross 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 15th Easter Vigil Mass 9:00 PM. Our last Fish Dinner is Friday, April 7th 4:30 PM- 6:45 PM. Tickets are $8.50. Come to our Gift Shop if you would like to give someone a religious gift for Easter.

 

Learn more about Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine Here. 

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