Gospel for Easter Sunday—John 20:1-9
“On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So, she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, ‘They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.’ So, Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.”
After all those people witnessed these past days, imagine their consternation here.
Check the emotions that were evident today.
Allow the mystery of it all give you new insights into the Feast; carry that spirit into your family celebration.
Heritage word—“Yes, the Lord has conquered death and has won for us our salvation. May our lives continue to proclaim this mystery to all we meet and with whom we share our lives.”
(Sister Mary Louise Ann, 8th Provincial of the Toledo Province)