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Badass Jesus April 14, 2012

Posted by J. in Genius.

Okay, so today is the Saturday in the Octave of Easter, right? Nine years ago today, I walked into St. Joseph’s for 4:30 Mass and found my Badass Jesus there and have been following him as best I can ever since. I told you that whole story of my faith becoming new and very much alive again, so you know all that. Well, today is that anniversary, which really hadn’t occurred to me, since it’s not like I celebrate with a cake or anything.


I get these emails called “Take Five for Faith” every day, and this is what today’s said:

Wake up to God
Explaining what one does on the last day of Passover, Brooklyn, N.Y. Rabbi Naftali Silberberg writes: “On the night of the Seventh of Passover, many have the custom of remaining awake the entire night. This is because on this night the Jewish people were awake, crossing the Red Sea and experiencing tremendous Divine revelations.” To this day spiritual seekers of every tradition seek to be awakened to the presence of God. These moments come in sometimes the most surprising places—a late-night prayer, a sewing project, a lunch date with a friend, a stressful day at the office, or, in the case of a few early Christians from Emmaus, a walk on a long and dusty road with an oddly familiar stranger. Where will God awaken you?

TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 4:13-21; Mark 16:9-15 (266)
It is impossible for us not to speak about what you have seen and heard.”

Weird, right? It’s why I scoff at people who claim God doesn’t talk to us. Pshaw, I say. You just have to know how to listen.

Being able to see Christ all around me is a blessing and a gift that was given to me 9 years ago, and nothing has been the same since.

Once you see it, you can’t unsee.



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