Easter, a way of life…


The Cross…

The Crucified Christ…

The Risen Lord…

Easter has so many images and emotions tied to it. It’s a roller-coaster of events, with it’s ups and downs, loops and twists. We cry, and sing for joy, all with in a few day’s. At the end, when it’s all over, we are done! We have nothing left to give…

Easter is much like a funeral, a lot of the same emotions go in to it, we do a lot of the same things…

We prepare for the death of a loved one, sometimes we have weeks, and sometimes we have only moments, but the emotions are the same. 

The sorrow we feel, for the lost loved one, and ourselves is deep and runs cold in our soul. The winds of loss blow hard over the memories of love.

The helplessness we feel is heavy on our shoulders, the weight brings us down to the depth of despair.

The Joy we feel can seem a little out of place among the sorrow, but it is a necessary emotion, and an emotion of great power.

The Joy we feel burns deep in our hearts, quenching the fires of despair with memories of the past and hope of the future.

Death, for a Catholic Christian, is a time of great celebration, and time to rejoice, for our loved one is home with God, and a celebration of great sorrow, for our earthy loss.

Easter is the same, it’s a celebration of great joy, a celebration of great sorrow for suffering of Christ, for our sake.

So sing songs of Joy and Sorrow, weep and laugh, Rejoice! Sing Praise! For Christ Suffered, Died and was Raised from the dead, to give us all new life.

Cry out to to the Lord with all you pain of loss, and let him turn it in to a song of joy and thanksgiving, for he has removed the cross of death from us, and has replaced it with the cross of life.

The empty tomb is ours to seek, the bloody body of Christ is ours to hold, and the risen Christ is ours to love.

Praise God, Rejoice and be glad, for Christ is alive! Alive is all who believe, so death may never darken our souls.

Easter, a time of life…

Easter, a way of life…

Sorrow is joyful in the eyes of Christ.

Paul

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About Paul Sposite

Paul Sposite - Life Coach I began my career as an instructor. As an instructor there are two basic requirements. You have to know yourself, so you know where you’re drawing your inspiration from. And you have to actively listen to the others, and then respond to the subtext of what they are saying. In learning about myself I started to focus a lot on my students, how they learned, what questions they were asking and how I could best modify my methods to best serve them. I believe that if you use your real life problems/issues as insights to the issues you need to heal, you’ll grow. From my experience in the classroom, creating curriculum and material to support my training, I developed an interest in how people process information. This interest turned into my interest in Life Coaching.
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