Noticing Deeply the “Little Easters” of Everyday Life
Although as a parish family we are unable to gather in our sacred space of St. Martin of Tours, Easter still beckons around the corner in the context of our ordinary lives. The powerful symbols of hope and joy that lie in the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus, are made clearly visible at our local grocery stores with the presence of bright spring colors and colorful egg-shaped candy.
With that being said, this year in particular, many of us may be finding it difficult to enter Easter with a joyful spirit. As award winning author, Sister Joyce Rupp, O.S.M., reminds us, “When Easter comes and you do not feel the overwhelming joy that the Church says you should have, remember that Easter is more than a feeling moment, it is a faith moment. Remember all of the “little easters” that happen throughout your days from simple moments of standing in the sun, receiving a sweet letter, getting a good night’s sleep, hearing your children laugh, or having a family meal together.” There is a beauty to life that we will see only when we begin to notice the things that bring us joy such as love, care, growth, friendship, faith, and courage. All of these are little invitations to celebrate the risen Lord every day of our lives.