Posted by: livingscripture | April 18, 2009

EASTER SATURDAY

From the Word of the Day

 

Mary Magdalene…went and told his companions who were mourning and weeping.  When they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her,

they did not believe.       (Mark 16, 10-11)

                                                       

How should we live this Worddb_38-myrrh-bearing_women_at_the_tomb1

 

Today’s passage from Mark’s Gospel is a narrative summary of facts regarding the Resurrection.  What is striking is the refrain, ‘They did not believe’.  There was resistance to this event which limited human understanding can accept only on faith.  Faith is the great challenge.  It is victorious when we pass from the event of the resurrection to the person of Jesus.  He said of Himself, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  If you believe in Me, you will never die’.

 

This passage is extremely important and is possible because in Jesus we have all the guarantees for belief.  He is the visible face of all of the Father’s love.  It is precisely in the mystery of His death and resurrection that we pass, here and now, from our opaqueness and sadness of mortal things to the joy that already on our heart’s horizon, is forever resurrection and life.

 

Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I will breathe at every level of my being, the joy of a personal and deep contact with Jesus.  I will ask Him to teach me to listen to His voice as He tells me, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  If you believe in Me, you will never die’.  I will ponder this proclamation, asking the Holy Spirit for Easter Joy.

 

 

 

 

The voice of Pope Benedict XVI

 

Since Jesus’ resurrection, the gravitation of love is stronger than that of hate; the force of gravity of life is stronger than that of death.

 


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