Prayer and Reflection
Father, pour out your Spirit upon your people,
and grant us
a new vision of your glory,
a new faithfulness to your Word
and a new consecration to your service, that your love may grow among us,
and your kingdom come:
through Christ our Lord. Amen
(Prayer of preparation for Vatican II)
Each of us, by the way we live our lives, the way we treat
others, and by our words and actions, show if we have an attitude of service.
Often we are especially influenced by those whose actions
speak powerfully of a life of service.
Think of someone who impresses you deeply because of the way she/he lives.
What is it that impresses you?
What do you think inspires them?
Word of God – Scripture
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me
to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” (Luke 4: 18-19)
Good news brings life
The Holy Spirit gives courage to Peter and John
The Ethiopian receives the new life of Jesus
The story of Paul
Paul spreads the good news
The Holy Spirit gave Paul new life and happiness
Remembering, celebrating and responding to good news bringing life and the new life of the Easter message is spread through the power of the Holy Spirit