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Malachi 4:2

But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go forth leaping like calves from the stall.

Today, like all Sundays, the Lord’s Resurrection is celebrated anew in the Church.  It is a day, not only for rest, but for “leaping like calves from the stall.”  It is a day, not for a break from “real life” but for entering into Real Life, for at mass we have entered into the very liturgy of Heaven and worshipped alongside angels and saints in the very throne room of Heaven with the Lamb.  Today, welcome the Sun of Righteousness who has risen and do a little leaping!  You have been healed by his stripes!

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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