Acts 2:14, 22-33
1 Peter 1:17-21
I’m in the final editing stages of my newest book, The Sacred Walk. The theme is that our journey is not a solitary one, but a walk charged with the divine. We see this truth illustrated in the Gospel as Jesus walks alongside the dejected disciples. Their assumptions about the Messiah were dashed by his death. They were in despair and hopeless. After conversing with Jesus, they turned and went in a new direction. Suddenly their disappointed turned to reappointment.
Easter is a fifty-day-long season of journeys and opportunities. It is easy to become overwhelmed by what goes wrong and the trials we all encounter. In the midst of our real life episodes, the Scriptures remind us that we do not walk alone. Our companion is the Risen Lord. Jesus comes to bring us new turnings. We can experience resurgence and rejuvenation in every area of our life. Resurrection comes to us when lethargy and passivity turn into passion and creativity. Spiritual sameness can suddenly pulsate with new vigor. Negative thoughts and attitudes can be revolutionized. The disciples’ "eyes were opened" to a new hope. They suddenly changed direction and headed back to the place of mission, Jerusalem. I pray we will all have the insight to know how sacred our walk truly is so our hearts may burn more passionately.
Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P. is a missionary preacher, author of 14 books and creator of television and radio programs airing in many cities. You can learn more about his ministry at: http://www.frcedric.org/