Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015



Happy Easter from all of us at Pax Christi USA! 

elow, you'll find a reflection for today, Easter Sunday, April 5, by Sheila Cassidy. The reflection is from Lent 1993: A Mapless Journey, published by Pax Christi USA. 


We are very grateful that you chose to spend a portion of your journey through Lent and Holy Week with us. We hope that these reflections and resources deepened your experience of the season and your commitment to the peace of Christ. 


All previous Lenten reflections and other resources can be found at this link, Lent 2015, on the website.  




By Sheila Cassidy


Acts 10:34, 37-43 | Colossians 3:1-4 | John 20:1-9


They killed Jesus finally, hanging him on a tree, only to have God raise him up on the third day. (Acts 10:39b-40a)


They killed Ita Ford, raped her in the back of a transit van, then shot her through the back of the head and buried her in a shallow grave. The wild youths hit the old man, kicked his ribs in, left him to die in the gutter, just for the hell of it...


It makes you want to throw up, doesn't it? It's too hard to handle, not really a suitable subject for today. Easter is a happy day, a day for clean spring dresses, Easter eggs, family luncheons and a walk by the sea. It's a day to forget about evil, a day to thank God for the springtime.


All that's right and proper, I suppose. We're simple people, frail human beings and it's too difficult for most of us to sustain a paschal overview of our world for very long. Nevertheless, this view is something we should strive for because it's the only thing that makes sense of the mess in which we live....


To read the entire reflection, click here.

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

P.S. To see previous resources for Lent and Holy Week, visit us at http://paxchristiusa.org/programs/lent-2015/.