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Easter MorningAs the world sings triumphant cries to heaven
over death that You conquered,
help us, Lord, tomorrow as well,
when the dresses are put away
and the candy is all eaten
and on with life we go
let us not forget.

The celebration of Your Resurrection over death
is a celebration of life
that should continue
well beyond the sunrise service
and the music, rehearshed for days prior;
it is beyond the sign of spring
beyond the lilly
beyond new lambs
grazing in open fields.

Resurrection is a daily celebration over fear;
man's greatest and most powerful enemy.
Fear of tomorrow,
fear of our yesterdays,
fear of what shall become of our young
our old
our unborn.
Resurrection is replacing fear
with physical action.

This alone,
the most touching and profound of Your signs
that fear is dead
and belief in You brings,
not just hope
but life.

What better living parable could You have brought?
All fear death. All.
Even in the garden,
You took on our fear
if for only moments,
it was as real as our fears can be real
and You knew then
that this single enemy
must be destroyed.

And, You sacrificed Your life,
leaving those who had been comfort, and follower;
You left them behind,
to conquer fear.

I shall cling to this now,
and the tomorrows given me.

Peace and Thanksgiving lifted unto You.

Amen.

© 1996 Margaret A. Davidson, All Rights Reserved
Submitted to Catholic Prayers on April 7, 1996