CHRISTIANS look forward to Easter Sunday - the day that Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead as he promised his believers. Here are two I like. It is only with new vision, the light of faith that we "recognize" him present and active in us and around us.
"If we try to imagine this scene", the Pontiff commented, "we can see in the faces of those women any number of other faces: the faces of mothers and grandmothers, of children and young people who bear the grievous burden of injustice and brutality".
We're surrounded by violence all the time and in so many ways, we're nearly a society numb to it. We are grappling with the radical demands of discipleship in the secularized landscape of 21st-century America. "We should not sabotage his efforts by engaging in acts inimical to his administration" said the PDP chairman. This was followed by three readings from the Old Testament and two from the New Testament. Jesus's resurrection is not a promise for escape from the world, or a life free from trouble, but rather it commissions those who would remember his resurrection to be his "raising" agents in the world.
"Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life".
While wishing Christians a happy Easter celebration, he encouraged them to keep faith with the policies and programmes of the restoration administration in the state, stressing that, better days were ahead, while also urging them to pray fervently for the peace, unity and progress of the state and the nation in general.
This makes resurrection relevant on this side of death in a profound sense.
Many of our contemporaries seem to have taken this attitude to heart.
The Easter story is about the power in Love to overcome all obstacles and oppressions, even death.
Thanks to Christ and His Resurrection, that is not true. In time, we will experience the "silences of poverty, humility, self-sacrifice and abasement", and so pass into the infinite sanctuary of the Father.
We can not begin to grasp the magnificence of the pre-incarnate, glorified Christ. Easter is about Love breaking through to the most despairing and frightened parts of our selves.
All the paintings that depict Christ rising from the tomb, however different their composition might be, have one thing in common - His hands are never behind His back, or in His pockets.
The Bible doesn't give us details in its matter-of-fact explanation of Jesus being crucified on the cross, which leaves a lot to the imagination. What is the risen Christ unlocking in your life?
I think that is how we too ought to feel. Then they realise that there are no strangers in the Body of Christ.
Rather, He is rising, here, now, daily to greet us, to embrace us, to seize us in His arms. He died for us all and loves us equally.
Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy'
Previous cases of river piracy may have taken place thousands of years ago or more, said Shugar in an interview with CBC News. As the lake level continues to drop researchers expect this will become an isolated lake cut off from any outflow.
St Xavier's Catholic Church: St Xavier's Catholic Church (SXCC), Kidima under Diocese of Kohima observed "Last Supper" of the Lord with his 12 Apostles and "Good Friday" crucifixion of Christ with Parish Priest Reverend Father Thomas Muttathil on April 13 and 14 at the Church premises.
Our pastor says we are Easter Sunday kind of people.
Life consists neither in learning the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, nor in knowing thyself as Socrates required. The real Jesus, as described in the Bible that God has made available to all the world, is the ONLY way to the ETERNAL LIFE that God originally made us for. Everywhere he helps these forced migrants to encounter brothers and sisters, with whom they can share bread and hope on their journey.
It is the latest in a long line of doo-da gadgets which are created to amuse and distract us.
There can only be life after death for those have actually lived before death. He is alive and is offering hope, forgiveness and eternal life to all who believe and receive Him into their lives. Perhaps substance abuse has forced them into self-destructive lives.
We may live in a world where expressways crash, and where terror stalks the world.
The record-breaking weekend of " Fate of the Furious " is good news for the future of 16-year old series. That said, this eighth installment is still breaking records even in box office booths far, far away.
However, Sartaj Aziz, adviser on Foreign Affairs to Pakistan Prime Minister, said Jadhav was given legal counsel. India said it has sought consular access to Jadhav 13 times earlier, but the permission was refused each time.
The administration's immediate emphasis, the officials said, will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of Beijing. According to the adviser, the test had been expected and the USA had good intelligence both before and after the launch.
SAP Center will be a raucous sea of teal when the Sharks host the Oilers on Sunday , after playing the first two games away. Cam Talbot made 41 saves for the Oilers , while Sharks goalie Martin Jones stopped 17 shots, majority in the first period.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Abington Township Police at 267-536-1100 and press option No. 3. Laib is described as being 5-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs around 135 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair.
Last month Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered blasphemous content be removed from social media, and perpetrators punished. The murdered student has been identified as Mashal Khan , who was accused of posting blasphemous messages on social media.
China's Anbang to Abandon Attempt to Buy Fidelity
Meanwhile, Anbang has to obtain approval from NY regulatory authorities, and it appears to have given up on that, Reuters added. Little is known about Anbang's funding and shareholding structure, partly because it is a private company.
President Trump says North Korea has 'gotta behave'
It's hard to argue that it did, unless you're going to claim that only showing we're "strong" will deter our enemies. With apologies to Lord Palmerston, we don't have permanent enthusiasms, but we do have permanent interests.
Lavrov cautions United States on NKorea moves
Russia's foreign minister says he hopes the US will not take unilateral action against North Korea as it did recently in Syria. Beijing strongly objects to the THAAD system because it worries the USA will use the radar system to snoop on China .
Kolkata beat Hyderabad by 17 runs
The middle-order batsmen played too slow to cope up with the required run rate as it kept on climbing over by over. If we don't back players in this tournament, they trend to breed insecurity and we will back Sunil all the way.
McConnell vindicated as Supreme Court nominee confirmed
Vice President Mike Pence presided over the senate for the vote and announced the final tally of 54 to 45 in favor of Gorsuch. And in many ways the showdown had been pre-ordained, the final chapter in years of partisan warfare over judicial nominees.
Bale no jugará ante el Sporting
Lo que tenemos que hacer es ver día a día cómo evoluciona, pero ya mañana no va a estar y luego veremos el martes. Trabajamos mucho día a día en los entrenamientos.
Tye tricks as Lions roar
A good hand by Ankit Sharma and Manoj Tiwary, who are making a comeback to the team, got RPS to a respectable total. Tye picked up Rahul Tripathi in his first over of the match, and from there on the pacer got enormous confidence.