Scriptures of the Day
Acts 10: 34a, 37 – 43
Colossians 3: 1 – 4
John 20: 1 – 9
HE LIVES !!! HE SPEAKS !!! “Why do you look for the living among the dead ?”
“I have risen and I am still with you.”
“Peace be with you. Do not be afraid.”
We feebly try to respond with profundity to the mystery of the Resurrection, but we cannot quite capture its essence. We probably would do better if we used the arts( poetry, music, art, dance) to express the wonder, the awe, the ongoing effect the Resurrection has on all humanity.
And so, I offer for reflection, not my words, but the words of Pope Benedict XVI.
“Faith in the Resurrection of Jesus says that there is a future for every human being: the cry for unending life which is a part of the person is indeed answered. Through Jesus we do know the room where exiled love lays down its victory. He himself is this place, and he calls us to be with him and in dependence on him. He calls us to keep this place open within the world so that he, the exiled love, may reappear over and over in the world . . . God exists: that is the real message of Easter. Anyone who even begins to grasp what this means also knows what it means to be redeemed.”
Have a blessed Easter!
by Sr. Gerrie Contento, M.P.F