Easter Sunday is over. Everyday routines have returned, the sugar rush is gone, and the celebration of Jesus’ rise from death is complete. In the midst of our busy lives, it can be easy to forget about our relationship with Jesus, and our Easter joy tends to dissipate as the year continues. However, we can keep God’s promise forefront in our hearts with these tips below.
Celebrate Easter Every Week
There’s no rule saying you can only celebrate Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection once a year. In fact, we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection every Sunday in Mass, and this is something we can contemplate both inside and outside of the church.
Actively Value Communion
Jesus instituted the sacrament of His body and blood for us to remember His death and gift of life. Communion is an intimate encounter with Christ. It unites the church as one body – as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 10:17 – so we can come together in community to draw near to the Lord and remember His sacrifice and suffering.
Go to Confession
Keep Jesus’ sacrifice fresh in your mind and heart by regularly reflecting on your own sins and desperate need for Christ’s mercy.
Accept That Suffering is the Greatest Teacher
Let suffering draw you nearer to God by remembering His suffering, and know that He draws near to the brokenhearted. Allow yourself to depend on Him. Remember – even in the crucification of Christ, beauty came from pain.
Intentionally set aside time to connect with the Lord daily. Follow His example of sacrifice by giving Him even just a little bit of your day. Whether it’s in quiet morning prayer, evening journaling, attending a Bible study, or singing worship songs in your car (or even dedicating your drives to a time where you can pray out loud), regular time with the Lord helps your spiritual life.
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