In this most holy season, I would like to wish you peace, comfort, hope, and blessings through the month of April as we bear witness to Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection.

On Palm Sunday, we witness Jesus entering the city of Jerusalem, all while knowing the path that lay ahead of him. He was the suffering servant, who suffered for us so that we might be forgiven for our sins. He appears to understand what is happening to him—that he must suffer and die—whereas his followers, those who are always with him, do not understand. In essence, he is isolated from the very people he is closest to. Even so, Jesus is obedient to God, despite the sorrow and misunderstanding he feels.

At the Last Supper, Jesus shares a meal with his Apostles, during which they all drink from the same cup. It is through this act of sharing that they are participating in a new covenant, one where all people, not only the Apostles, will share in the experience of salvation.

After Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, his Apostles begin sharing their experiences of the Risen Lord with others, particularly those who were not just within Jesus’s immediate group of followers. Because of his death and resurrection, we as Christians are called to let Christ take hold of our hearts, allowing love to take over our lives. We can view this symbolically as a transition from living in a state of darkness to living in the light. We are called to follow Jesus’s example, living a life of love.

“Jesus is obedient to God, despite the sorrow and misunderstanding he feels.”

This Easter season remember that through Jesus, we experience a relationship with the Lord who loves us unconditionally. Know that through Jesus’s resurrection, we participate with him in his triumph over sin, evil, and death itself.

I pray that God’s peace, power, and presence bring a renewal of faith, hope, and peace in your life during this Easter season. Your prayers and intentions have a place in both my prayers and the prayers of the entire Mercy Home family. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!

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  1. Georgia Litzenberg, S.C. says:

    Thank you, Father Scott.
    Sometimes I pray and the words I say are sometimes not thought about.
    During Mass this morning, the Holy Spirit brought my attention to the words we all say at Mass.
    “And also with you” is the response to: The Lord be with you.
    Somehow, I really paid attention to those word this time.
    God Bless you, Father Scott, ALWAYS IN ALL WAYS.
    Georgia, S.C.

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  2. Mark Fredson says:

    Bless You Father Scott, May God be with you and all who serve our Great God and Lord Jesus Christ, may we all see the resurrection of Jesus as the Greatest Gift God could Present to us All!! Thank You and God Bless You!!

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  3. Jason Jastrowski says:

    Good Morning Father:

    I want to thank you for sharing this reflection-be a Catholic my whole life and reading this actually took on a much better understanding of the true meaning of the Covenant of Easter and what the whole last supper means.

    God bless 🙏🏼😇

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  4. Vida Kaspar says:

    God bless you and yours Father Scott!! Thank you for the beautiful reflection of the meaning of Easter that you have provided at this special time of the year. Father, you have blessed our lives deeply with your beautiful Mass and reflections that you provide each week! Thank you for everything you do!

    Reply

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4 replies
  1. Georgia Litzenberg, S.C. says:

    Thank you, Father Scott.
    Sometimes I pray and the words I say are sometimes not thought about.
    During Mass this morning, the Holy Spirit brought my attention to the words we all say at Mass.
    “And also with you” is the response to: The Lord be with you.
    Somehow, I really paid attention to those word this time.
    God Bless you, Father Scott, ALWAYS IN ALL WAYS.
    Georgia, S.C.

    Reply
  2. Mark Fredson says:

    Bless You Father Scott, May God be with you and all who serve our Great God and Lord Jesus Christ, may we all see the resurrection of Jesus as the Greatest Gift God could Present to us All!! Thank You and God Bless You!!

    Reply
  3. Jason Jastrowski says:

    Good Morning Father:

    I want to thank you for sharing this reflection-be a Catholic my whole life and reading this actually took on a much better understanding of the true meaning of the Covenant of Easter and what the whole last supper means.

    God bless 🙏🏼😇

    Reply
  4. Vida Kaspar says:

    God bless you and yours Father Scott!! Thank you for the beautiful reflection of the meaning of Easter that you have provided at this special time of the year. Father, you have blessed our lives deeply with your beautiful Mass and reflections that you provide each week! Thank you for everything you do!

    Reply

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