My reflection today is from Living Faith:
”They were saying to one another, ‘Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ Mark 16:3
Three women’s ardent love for Jesus drew them to rise very early in order to anoint the body of their Beloved. They were so intent on this tender gesture that they did not think about gaining access to where his body was laid. The obstacle of a large stone blocking the tomb’s entrance had not crossed their minds until they actually arrived. The question barely passed their lips before they saw with amazement that this would not be a problem.
The message of the resurrection is not only joy in the risen Christ. It includes trusting the One who captures our hearts, to have confidence that the obstacles holding us back from fuller union can be removed. We need only go with all our love to meet the risen Lord, assured that the way will be open for us to do so. Let us be attentive this Easter season to any stones that might block our way to the risen Christ.” – Sr. Joyce Rupp, O.S.M.
And so today we go with love to meet Christ in our loved ones as we celebrate Easter in whatever way we can.
May God bless us and our families this Easter season. May the peace of the risen Lord be with each one of us. Amen Alleluia!