There’s lots of talk about resurrection this time of year, from the good news of the Easter story to what we witness outdoors in every new flower. But what does it really mean to us, in a practical way? The Catholic Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery collaborated on this 10-part answer to the question of How to Practice Resurrection Every Day. We will publish it in installments over the next couple of weeks!
Death is just another path, one that we all must take. – JRR Tolkien
A resurrected life is a path along which we are free of selfishness and self-focus.
Free of anger and recrimination.
We can reach out to others with whole-hearted love, generosity, hospitality and joy. We become who we are called to be.
“We never know what distractions or temptations will come our way,” Sister Marilyn Ring, OSB says.
“But when we choose to turn away from self-centeredness, we choose life for the spirit. We free ourselves to rise in greater joy every moment.”
Sr. Marilyn says we see it in Jesus’ own resurrection story.
“Jesus rose from the dead. He was resurrected so he could be free to fully serve all of creation. He could be God.
“Like Jesus, resurrection frees us to fully be who we are called to be.”
Which is here and now.