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The Resurrection of Jesus

Resurrection of Christ,
Painting by Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448–1494),
Painted between 1490 and 1495,
Oil on poplar panel
© Staatliche Museen, Berlin

29 Mar 2024

Easter Sunday

The Lord is risen, Alelujah, Alelujah!

The risen Lord is a Lord full of surprises. He surprised the women on that first Easter morning. As the women set about their work of mercy to visit the tomb, there was one obstacle in their way that they were concerned about, the large stone that had been rolled against the entrance of Jesus’ tomb. We read in today's Gospel reading that they asked each other anxiously, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ It was a perfectly understandable concern. Yet, what the women worried about on the way was taken care of when they arrived. When they arrived at the tomb, they discovered that the stone had been rolled back. As we seek to engage in our own works of mercy, as we try to respond to the risen Lord’s call to love one another as he has loved us, we too will often be aware of what seem like insurmountable obstacles in our lives. We delay getting involved or engaged as we feel that first some 'unsurmountable obstacles' need to be taken care of first, before we engage ourselves fully in our faith. We can find ourselves asking a version of the question, ‘Who will roll away the stone for me?’  Well, today, on Easter Sunday, we get the answer: that stone will be taken care of for us... as long as we keep running towards Jesus.

A very happy and blessed Easter Sunday to you all.

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