Alleluia (after Lent)
During the season of Lent we do not say, “Alleluia” during mass. Lent is a time of penance and reflection. “Alleluia” is a word of celebration.
We frequently sing “Alleluia” in my classroom when a terrific discovery has been made or when we finish an arduous task. But we have not sang it for the last 39 days. Last week my daughter told me how sad she was that we couldn’t sing it now. She just didn’t care for the “Praise to you, word of God, Lord Jesus Christ” that we sing in its place. I assured her that Easter was right around the corner and we could shout it from the rooftops if we wanted. Her sadness and my holding back on the “Alleluias” in the classroom led me to realize just how much I missed that word too.
Today take time to say an “Alleluia.”
Whether your Alleluia be for the risen Lord or for finding your missing tennis shoe, make it count. Sing your Alleluia from your heart and put all your energy behind it. When we realize a miracle has happened for us, our lives are enhanced and countless blessings are available to us. This Easter season realize what miracles have taken place so that you might live and ALLELUIA in each day’s blessings.
Happy Easter! Thank you, God, for sending us your son! Thank you, Jesus, for being our savior!
By: Melanie A. Peters