The light out of the darkness
‘The Silence of Saturday gave us pause for somber reflection on the happenings of the past week. It also gives us a moment to recognize what is about to take place. This is when we come alive in Christ, this is when things begin to make sense. Of all the characters that we might contemplate during this period, we should focus today on the first pope and the beloved. It is John and Peter who arrive before all the other disciples. Having been alerted by Mary of the sighting of “the gardener”, they immediately run to the tomb. “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” This is no longer an exercise for contemplation alone, this is a moment when we are clearly being told that Jesus Is Alive and His Mission continues in us! Over the next 40 or so days, He will remain with us in his glorified state giving instructions and encouraging and reminding and preparing the foundations for this mission. Between the time of Jesus’ resurrection and His Ascension into heaven, the focus is about Mission and instituting the Church. The Church can be defined in so many ways but the best definition I ever heard stated that the church is “the continuation of Christ’s person and purpose in space and time”. We are the face of Christ and the hands and feet, we are the heart and the mouth etc… We are the ones He has chosen to go about the highways and byways preaching and teaching by words and example the people we meet of the Good News of God’s Love for us. The news that displays the promise of Everlasting Life, of Returning to the Creator, of being completely and absolutely satiated and restless no more. That’s why it’s a happy Easter to all.’ - Gez Ford
Let us rejoice in the resurrection together today! knowing that death and darkness have been defeated and that the Church, France, our own nations and lives have access to this victory in ALL circumstances.
JESUS IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA!
Jesus has risen, in 3 days He rebuilt the Temple, Alleluia!
Let’s pray with all our heart, with Notre Dame, the Magnificat !
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him" Roman 8,28
Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6
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Summary - In this time of Holy Week, let us unite in prayer with Our Lady and with France. Whenever we face the difficulties of the passion, we are also promised the joy of the resurrection. Discover the community