I heard a marvellous insight into this Easter from a speaker on the radio. Maybe this Easter is like the first, the voice said . The first disciples were locked down. They were anxious about the future. They felt disorientated . What an invitation to us to enter into this Easter as if it were the first! Jesus Christ, true God and true Man is risen from the dead.The tomb which the living did enclose has no power over him now. From the shell of the old a new life is born. From death God has brought forth Life. Just as from the virginal womb of Mary, God brought forth The Word of Life.Jesus. Everything new emerges from the shell of the old. If we are to be changed by the experience of the current pandemic, we need to embrace that change now. We need to see things differently now. Otherwise it will be business as usual. The work of rebuilding our own lives, communities and Church begins now, in the midst of the ruins. Easter calls us to embrace the life we have received in baptism the life of faith. This life which wells up in us like a refreshing fountain.
The signs of new life are all around us in the western hemisphere. Creation is alive with bird song and the scent of blossom. We can join that a great song of Gods creation .We can Make the Easter Alleluia our own. As us one young person put in we may be in lock down,but we cant be kept down. That is our Resurrection hope.
Happy Easter, Christ is Risen ,He is risen indeed Alleluia
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