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Easter Sunday Christians celebrate Jesus resurrection

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The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the jesus 2day after the Sabbath. They go to the tomb to honour the body of the Lord, but they find it open and empty. A mighty angel says to them: “Do not be afraid!” (Mt 28:5) and orders them to go and tell the disciples: “He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee” (v. 7). The women quickly depart and on the way Jesus himself meets them and says: “Do not fear; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me” (v. 10).
After the death of the Master, the disciples had scattered; their faith had been utterly shaken, everything seemed over, all their certainties had crumbled and their hopes had died. But now that message of the women, incredible as it was, came to them like a ray of light in the darkness. The news spread: Jesus is risen as he said. And then there was his command to go to Galilee; the women had heard it twice, first from the angel and then from Jesus himself: “Let them go to Galilee; there they will see me”.
Galilee is the place where they were first called, where everything began! To return there, to return to the place where they were originally called. Jesus had walked along the shores of the lake as the fishermen were casting their nets. He had called them, and they left everything and followed him (cf. Mt 4:18-22).
To return to Galilee means to re-read everything on the basis of the cross and its victory. To re-read everything – Jesus’ preaching, his miracles, the new community, the excitement and the defections, even the betrayal – to re-read everything starting from the end, which is a new beginning, from this supreme act of love.
For each of us, too, there is a “Galilee” at the origin of our journey with Jesus. “To go to Galilee” means something beautiful, it means rediscovering our baptism as a living fountainhead, drawing new energy from the sources of our faith and our Christian experience. To return to Galilee means above all to return to that blazing light with which God’s grace touched me at the start of the journey. From that flame I can light a fire for today and every day, and bring heat and light to my brothers and sisters. That flame ignites a humble joy, a joy which sorrow and distress cannot dismay, a good, gentle joy.
In the life of every Christian, after baptism there is also a more existential “Galilee”: the experience of a personal encounter with Jesus Christ who called me to follow him and to share in his mission. In this sense, returning to Galilee means treasuring in my heart the living memory of that call, when Jesus passed my way, gazed at me with mercy and asked me to follow him. It means reviving the memory of that moment when his eyes met mine, the moment when he made me realize that he loved me.
Today, tonight, each of us can ask: What is my Galilee? Where is my Galilee? Do I remember it? Have I forgotten it? Have I gone off on roads and paths which made me forget it? Lord, help me: tell me what my Galilee is; for you know that I want to return there to encounter you and to let myself be embraced by your mercy.
The Gospel of Easter is very clear: we need to go back there, to see Jesus risen, and to become witnesses of his resurrection. This is not to go back in time; it is not a kind of nostalgia. It is returning to our first love, in order to receive the fire which Jesus has kindled in the world and to bring that fire to all people, to the very ends of the earth.
“Galilee of the Gentiles” (Mt 4:15; Is 8:23)! Horizon of the Risen Lord, horizon of the Church; intense desire of encounter… Let us be on our way!
Pope Francis

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God what does God look like??

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Tammy Faye Baker

Famous quotes from the Dali Lama and Tammy Faye Bakker

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famous quotes from tammy faye baker
I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.

Tammy Faye Baker

Tammy Faye Bakker

I shop, therefore I am.

Tammy Faye Bakker

I wake up every morning and I wish I were dead, and so does Jim.

Tammy Faye Bakker

You can educate yourself right out of a relationship with God.

Tammy Faye Bakker

You don’t have to be dowdy to be a Christian.

 

 

His Holiness the Dali Lama Quote of the week:

RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY

If we view the world’s religions from the widest possible viewpoint and examine their ultimate goal, we find that all of the major world religions, whether Christianity or Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism, are dedicated to the achievement of permanent human happiness. They are all directed toward that goal. All religions emphasize the fact that the true follower must be honest and gentle, in other words, that a truly religious person must always strive to be a better human being. To this end, the different world religions teach different doctrines which will help transform the person. In this regard, all religions are the same, there is no conflict. This is something we must emphasize. We must consider the question of religious diversity from this viewpoint. And when we do, we find no conflict.

Dalai Lama birthday

Dalai Lama celebrates 77th birthday

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Tibetans living in exile in India, Nepal and other countries marked July 6 as the 77th birthday of their spiritual leader Dalai Lama. In a brief address the Nobel Peace Prize winner thanked the government of India and the people for their hospitality to the exiled Tibetans.

Thousands of Tibetan exiles and foreigners joined in the 77th birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Friday in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. Large crowds began to assemble in morning at the Tsuglagkhang temple for the birthday celebrations.

Below are famous quotes from Dali Lama                                          

“The Sacred Mind That Is Compassion,
May It Grow In Those Hearts That Have Never Seen It,
And Where It Has, Do Not Diminish,
May Compassion Grow Forever
And Ever And Ever.”

According to Dali lamas website his followers posted birthday wishes below”

“May His Holiness’ blessing be with everyone of us in order to awaken our mind, covered with so much endless Desire, Attachment, and Ignorance.

We promise to strive hard to brings in News on Human Rights and Freedom Repression in Tibet to you and to all the interested people.”

Synchronized Christmas Lights

Synchronized Christmas Lights

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Houses around the country go all out following the fad or synchronizing their outdoor christmas lights to holiday music. This particular home was fully animated to Trans Siberian Orchestra’s Carol of the Bells, Enjoy the fun.

How to Celebrate St. Patricks Day

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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A video on How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the traditional Irish way.

Mardi Gras & Carnival

Mardi Gras & Carnival

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It’s a party that’s over 200 years old Mardi Gras in New Orleans takes place in observance of the upcoming Lenten Season. Carnival also takes place and the most popular city it visits is Rio de Janeiro.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday, in the calendar of Western Christianity, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as Feb 4 or as late as Mar 10.

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