Editor's Note:  I would like to thank Theresa Ceniccola for leading us through an amazing series of Lenten reflections Today, as we rejoice in the glory of Easter, I pray that you have enjoyed this series as much as I have! Happy Easter LMH

Explore the Messages of Holy Week in a Journal

The Passion of Christ is such a powerful story and yet sometimes I forget how much it relates to my own life today. I simply go through the motions during Holy Week and don’t allow myself to truly experience the lessons as God intended. I think this is because the traditional mode of “listening” in church is not enough to engage me.

I’m a visual-kinesthetic learner, which means I need to see and move in order to process information. That’s why journal writing is such a critical tool for me. I use my journal to help me reflect and examine different perspectives. I even bring my journal to church to take notes during the homily, write down scripture passages or hymnal verses and remain fully present and engaged during Mass. If you’re looking for a new way to explore the lessons of Holy Week, try keeping a Lenten Journal.

Day Twelve - Easter Sunday: Alleluia

Just as Jesus overcomes death, we are called to rise above our failures, our burdens and our struggles. Write a prayer in praise of God for His almighty power and thanking Him for your own personal victories and triumphs. Make a list of “50 things God has done through me.”

Copyright 2011 Theresa Ceniccola