It Is Still Easter

Remember that we celebrate Easter until Pentecost.  If you have been reading this blog for years, you know that I always encourage prayer during this period with the gospel accounts of the various appearances by the resurrected Christ to his friends and disciples.  I add to that recommendation, the invitation of Pope Francis in The Joy of Discipleship:

Let the risen Jesus enter your life—welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life! If up till now you have kept him at a distance, step forward. He will receive you with open arms. If you have been indifferent, take a risk; you won’t be disappointed. If following him seems difficult, don’t be afraid. Trust him, be confident that he is close to you, that he is with you, and he will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do.

Blessings during this Easter season!