#MyMassTakeaway: Surprise!

Today’s the 3rd Sunday of Easter

Find the Mass Readings here: 3rd Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2018

My takeaway:

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#MyMassTakeaway . So. The disciples were walking along and the Resurrected Jesus sauntered up to hang out with them. They didn't recognize Him. Ha! They chat for a while and suddenly the disciples realize who they're talking to. . When Jesus disappears, the disciples run back to tell everyone what happened. Just as they're talking about it (and nobody is really believing them) Jesus shows up again. And they're scared! . C'mon guuuuys, you JUST saw this happen! And it still scares and surprises you? I was thinking we'd at least get a smug "I told you so." . I get it though. The same darn thing can happen over and over and surprise me every time. I give my kids a fancy glass and they spill it? Surprise. I bury my face in my phone and the kids start to fight? Surprise. I start my day with exercise and feel so much better? Surprise. I drink somethimg wayyy too sugar and crash in the afternoon? Surprise. I spend an hour in adoration and my head feels so much clearer? Surprise. I pray the Rosary and handle stress with so much more grace and virtue? Surprise. . I could go on all day. . You'd think I'd learn my lesson. You'd think experience would change my life. But I'm just so slow to get it. So were the apostles I guess. . Thank You Jesus for being infinitely patient with me. Help me move forward step by tiny step. Help me recognize the truth of Your life and Your grace. And let it change my life, so I'm not stuck in the same circle of surprise. . Amen.

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