“’They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’
she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’”
What happens for us as we hear the good news of Easter? Of course, it’s a little different given that we have heard it countless times not like Mary Magdalene discovering the empty tomb in the early dark hours of the morning for the first time.
We know the story; Jesus has risen from the dead. But knowing it doesn’t mean that we are still somewhat like Mary here conveying the news that he has gone and she doesn’t know where. Do we understand that Jesus was not taken but that he rose from the dead to give us new life? Or do we still act or feel like he has just ‘gone’-are we suffering needlessly, walking blindly without meaning or hope? Are we able to connect with the joy of the resurrection and celebrate our gift of life today? CRIST IS TRULY RISEN!