Liturgy Alive Easter Feria
“I came not to judge the world but to save the world,” says Jesus to us today. What he came to bring us is life, life without end, eternal life. He comes as light in our world. If we believe in him, we come to see in his light where we lack love that moves the world, where our sense of justice is only half-hearted. In his light, we learn to see how we can serve one another and become rich and mature as human beings. Then we too become small lights that bring a bit of light and warmth in our cold world.
Lord, our God,
through your Son, Jesus Christ
you assure us that he came
not to condemn us but to bring us life,
a life worth living,
a life that is rich and refreshing us and our world
with love and a spirit of service.
Let Jesus stay with us
as the light in which we see
all that is good and worth living for
and let us share in his life that has no end.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
– That young churches may also be willing to send missionaries to people who do not yet enjoy the light of Christ, we pray:
– That people who live with uncertainty and in the darkness of fear and suffering may see the light of Christ bring them relief and strength, we pray:
– That all of us in this community may be at least pale reflections of the light of Christ, we pray:
Prayer over the Gifts
we need not to wait for the end
of our pilgrimage on earth
to enjoy the happiness of eternal life.
As we eat the body of Jesus
and drink his blood of strength,
make the life of Jesus grow in us
and blossom forth into eternal life.
Fulfill in us this promise
given us by Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer after Communion
God, Father of all,
the zeal of your missionaries
won many people for the young Church.
May the Word proclaimed to us
never leave us indifferent,
but help us to grow in the knowledge
and even more in the love of your Son,
and of you, our living God
and Father, for ever and ever.
Blessed are we that we do not live in the dark. We may still have questions, we do not understand everything about our faith, but we know the person of Christ and we believe in him. May his light shine brightly on us, and may Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.