Mary ran off in a hurry to share what she had found; and in her sharing, the disciples began the journey that would eventually lead to an encounter with “The Christ”... “The Risen One”.
Though we know well the Easter story, do we ever fully grasp its meaning? The stone has been rolled away...the tomb is empty for the resurrected One cannot be contained!
Like the first believers, we so often must continue to live even with our dashed hopes, our suffering, and our misunderstanding of God’s mysterious power.
Like the first believers, we come to the tomb and expect to find death, but instead we find signs of a new life that we cannot even begin to comprehend.
Like the first believers, we do not realize that all of history has been broken open and is now filled with the life-giving presence of the Risen One!
This is the day the Lord has made...let us rejoice and be glad!!! Like the disciples, let us actively seek the risen One in our midst...in the ordinariness of our daily lives.
For as surely as Christ appeared to the disciples, Christ now appears to us in our lives -- even in the midst of death, sorrow and pain, Christ is present, and this is what heals us and helps us carry on!
Let us keep our eyes, ears and hearts open to the presence of the Risen One. Let us, like Mary, run forth to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all the world!
I pray you all,
the Risen Christ’s most abundant Easter Blessings.
...Christ is present,
and this is what heals us
and helps us carry on!