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 resurrected life 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, sometimes 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 always realize that all of history has been broken open and is now filled with the resurrected presence of the Risen One!
Even in the midst of war and famine, even in the midst of suffering and loss, the presence of the Risen One is with us, with in us, and never leaves us, even if our pain and suffering causes us to be blind to that Risen Presence. It is this Divine indwelling that gives us the strength to carry on and speak truth to power, to stand up for the poor and the marginalized and fight against evil in all its ugly forms, that we know so well.
Christ has Risen...this is the day the Lord has made...let us rejoice and be glad!!!
Like Mary Magdalene and the other disciples let us actively seek the risen One in our midst...in the ordinary of our daily lives...for as surely as Christ appeared to the disciples, Christ now appears to us in our lives! Let us keep our eyes, ears and hearts open to the presence of the Risen One in all of our sisters and brothers. Let us, like Mary, run forth to share the good new of Jesus Christ with all the world!
A blessed Easter to you all!