On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women who had come with Jesus from Galilee came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in, dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. (Luke 24:1-10)
Easter invites us to also be present to - “remember how he told you”. We are called to personalise the events of Easter to our own lives. What does the death and resurrection of Christ mean for me?
After Good Friday there is a pause and a stillness. The not knowing what to hope for was very much the experience of the disciples on that morning. They had been so confident until the events of the previous days. Then they find themselves in a very personal situation. They encounter their feelings towards the death of their beloved friend, master, teacher and Lord and all the emotions that entail.
There was no rushing towards Easter Sunday, but on that dawn there was a reminder of a different reality for the disciples. They began to remember what Jesus had told them. Good Friday will not be the end -for the Son of God will rise again.
Remembering his life, his words and the experience of being in his presence enabled the disciples to cope with their fear and to bring the message of his Resurrection to the others. This is Easter.
When we remember, we find reminders that Easter surrounds us in everyday circumstances of life.
Easter does not change our reality, but it is an invitation to awareness of another kind of reality and way of living. Life experiences can rock us back and forth between faith and doubt, despair and hope, and between joy and sadness. The invitation of Easter is to remember that Jesus is Risen in each of those experiences.
These Easter days are a time to remember all that “He has told us” in our own life stories. Easter and the joyous resurrection of Christ our Saviour, gives us hope and allows us to encounter the risen Lord in our day to day lives through our faith and through all that we do to live out the Gospel values.
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