Sunday, April 24, 2011

"He is not here"

With those words, we learn that the promises of Our Lord have been fulfilled. The empty tomb reminds us that death and sin have been conquered. Whenever I think about the Resurrection, I often wonder what those who persecuted or doubted Him must have thought on Easter morning.

Today, all of Christendom celebrates the return of Jesus from the dead. As we go through life we face many trials and tribulations. But we must always remember that "the worse thing that could happen" has already happened. The biggest battle man can face, has already been fought, and won, for us. Jesus conquered death so that we could have eternal life. We rejoice in that knowledge at Easter.

I hope you had a productive and spiritually fulfilling Lent, and I wish everyone a joyous and blessed Easter season. He is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid. --Matthew 29:5-6

Mass inside the tomb of Jesus.
Photo by C. Turley

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