He Is Risen and Goes Before Us

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An Easter Reflection by Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC

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He Is Risen and Goes Before Us

  1. 1. He is Risen and Goes Before Us A Reflection on Easter By. Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSCThe Missionaries of the Sacred Heart  USA Province305 S. Lake Street, PO Box 270  Aurora, IL 60507(630) 892-2371  info@misacor-usa.org
  2. 2. Our faith is not in one who is dead, but rather in one who has overcome death and is alive!
  3. 3. Christ is our light in the darkness.
  4. 4. Christ is the word made flesh.
  5. 5. Christ is the beginning of a new creation,
  6. 6. regenerating waters of new life.
  7. 7. Christ is the food of the paschal banquet offreedom and reconciliation.
  8. 8. We receive his forgiving love for us in Baptism andpass with him from death to life.
  9. 9. Our true destiny is to live in the image and likeness of God;to be light for the world.
  10. 10. Our call is to contemplate the word of God and to give it flesh; to live it!
  11. 11. Our baptismalcall is to be a holy, prophetic, priestly androyal people.
  12. 12. Our sharing in thepaschal banquet
  13. 13. calls us to give our lives to feed, free andreconcile all peoples.
  14. 14. Humanity is seekingdesperately tore-discover itsdivine heritageand final end.
  15. 15. The risen Lord calls us tobelieve what he has told us;
  16. 16. to open the eyes of our hearts to see him;
  17. 17. and to follow himwho goes before each of us to Galilee - to the world
  18. 18. and givewitness to him.
  19. 19. We hope you enjoyed this reflection.If you would like to read other reflections byFr. Joseph Jablonski, please visit the SundayReflection page on our website, where youcan also sign up to receive Fr. Joseph’s weeklySunday reflection by email.The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart  USA Province305 S. Lake Street, PO Box 270  Aurora, IL 60507 (630) 892-2371  info@misacor-usa.org
  20. 20. Photo Credits• Background for many slides: Violet 2 by emma ivanova via PublicDomainPictures.net• Slide 1: Image from www.cruzblanca.org/hermanoleon• Slide 2: Image from www.cruzblanca.org/hermanoleon• Slide 3: Image from www.cruzblanca.org/hermanoleon• Slide 4: Image from www.cruzblanca.org/hermanoleon• Slide 5: Photo © Geoffrey Holman via istockphoto.com/ZargonDesign• Slide 6: Photo by Jani Ravas via www.PublicDomainPictures.net• Slide 7: Images from www.cruzblanca.org/hermanoleon• Slide 8: Clipart from Microsoft Office Images, used with permission from Microsoft. Photos are for illustration only.
  21. 21. Photo Credits• Slide 9: Photo © Florea Marius Catalin via istockphoto.com/mariusFM77• Slide 10: Image from www.cruzblanca.org/hermanoleon; Photo © Dennis Hoyne via www.istockphoto.com• Slides 11: Image from Microsoft Office Images, used with permission from Microsoft.• Slide 12: Photo by Daniel Wagner, nephew of Br. Joseph Tesar, MSC (taken in Papua New Guinea)• Slide 13: Photo © james steidl via www.istockphoto.com/jgroup• Slide 14: Image from www.cruzblanca.org/hermanoleon• Slide 15: Image from www.cruzblanca.org/hermanoleon• Slide 16: Image of the Sacred Heart, from Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Photos are for illustration only.
  22. 22. Photo Credits• Slide 17: Image from Microsoft Office Images, used with permission from Microsoft.• Slide 18: Photos are of members of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (All Rights Reserved): – Upper right: Fr. Richard Kennedy, MSC teaching English to Grade 12 students in Papua New Guinea – Lower left: Frank Natale, MSC and Br. Jim Miller, MSC, help organize books to be donated – Lower right: Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC distributes emergency food supplies to families in Colombia affected by the heavy flooding (January 2012) Photos are for illustration only. The photos on slide 18 depict members of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart USA Province.

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