Easter morning I woke up and felt connected to the joy of the whole world celebrating renewal and hope. I truly felt like I was tapped into the greatest good of all. It was a crazy good experience and honestly a first for me.
I walked into work on Monday, shared the joy with Christine, and she looked at me as serious as ever and said, “You felt that Amy because you created a conduit of grace! It is available to all of us, however you did it through your mission work last week. Your series of Holy Week services, receiving the sacraments and living each sacrament with your family, through fasting – You did the “work” and created that clear conduit of grace!”
Wow! I was taken aback by that. I am grateful that Christine brought this to my awareness. Our devotion and practice brings about a deep Love – a Love that carries us through in hard times; a Love that elevates us to an incredible collective grace in times of joy. I invite you all into the Heavenly realm of Divine Love and Joy. Experiment on faith, and practice the sacraments.
I am in no means intending to say that if you practice your faith with sincere devotion everything in life is unicorns and roses, however, it does mean that through practice you are in the state of grace to feel God’s presence through all of life’s highs and lows. His love is real. It is tangible. It is available to all as long as we “tune in”. Let’s do it together!
Though the Easter season may be coming to an end, the joy of Easter morning does not need to end! Join me and others around the world in attending Mass, going to Confession, receiving the Eucharist and giving to others through mission, pilgrimage or volunteer work. Let’s take it one step at a time and ask for help from our guardian angel along the way. Be surprised by grace my friends.