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After a day of joy and celebration,
We awake to the day after your triumphant resurrection.
We could go back to our daily lives as if nothing had happened.
We could put Easter away until next year, like decorations in the attic.
But you call us to more.
Grant us the perseverance necessary to live as Risen people.
May we use each day to proclaim your Gospel in the way we live,
The way we love others,
The way we speak your truth,
The way our spirituality is manifested in our words and deeds.
From the darkness of death, we have been delivered.
Nothing but your redemptive act upon the cross and resurrection,
Could have freed us from slavery to sin and death.
With humble hearts and gratitude, we thank you.
You have changed everything,
Most especially us.