April 21, 2019: Easter
Inspired by the full Resurrection narrative in the Gospel of John, Annie Burns preaches for Easter, offering a reflection on moving through the current pain and fear toward healing and reconciliation and new ways of being Church:
"I think it is time for myself and for our Church to move through these moments of fear and pain. It is time for us to turn around and see Jesus risen. To get up, blinking through our tears, and to share the hope of the Resurrection with the people around us. To restore our communities in justice, through reconciliation and atonement. To let go of past ways of being Church to make room for healing, growth, and prospering as we begin a new chapter. I know I can’t do this by myself. I need all of my church, all of you, all of my brothers in positions of power, to join me in this Resurrection moment. It is time to listen to the unattended to prophets, to seek out the voice of the Spirit in the most unexpected places, to put as our new cornerstone that which had previously been rejected."
Annie Burns is a graduate of Loyola University, Chicago and a former Maryknoll Lay Missioner. She currently serves on the FutureChurch board.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/04212019 to learn more about Annie, to read her preaching text, and for more preaching from Catholic women.