In this darkness of the night, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary walked to the tomb. They went there in shock before the dawning of that first day of the week. How very sad and numb they must have been; they probably had cried their eyes out all night because the One who had reached out to them with compassion, the Friend who had given them hope was now dead. They, and many others, would have followed Jesus to the end of the world – but life had become almost pointless.
There at Jesus’ tomb, they encountered a messenger from God, an angel who reassured them: I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. With that, the truth flooded their minds and they knew that Jesus had been raised and that He is theLord of Life. Confused, yet overjoyed, they returned to the apostles to tell the good news.
As we approach the great festival of Easter, we should ask ourselves this question: Who will continue to tell this great news? The Gospel needs to ring out with clarity;with one clear and unmistakable voice, people need to hear that Jesus who died is alive and is the Lord of our lives. The CatholicTV® Network is one answer to that
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Fr. Robert Reed