As we take joy and comfort in this Easter season, it’s important to remember St Paul’s words:
“If you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God; mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.” Col 3:1-2
Now that Lent is over, we can let many things back into our lives: maybe alcohol, sweets, warm showers, or all of the above.
These things may not be bad in and of themselves, but we gave them up for a reason. Now that Lent is over, all of that does not go out the window.
It’s easy to roll into Easter and backslide to where we were or even worse. It’s easy to throw temperance and moderation out the window. It’s easy to reattach ourselves to these worldly things.
We can’t let that happen. As we said when we started, Lent is meant to be transformative. Now that it’s over – How have we been transformed? What lessons have we learned?
Let’s heed St. Paul’s words. Let us hope in the resurrection of Christ, and use this Easter season to pursue heavenly things more fervently.
Don’t just go back to “normal.”