by Sr. Joy Connealy, ND
During Lent I’ve been thinking about the empty tomb and the witnesses who were brave enough to risk going to the burial site. Their courage tells us that we, too, can trust in the truth that is deep within us and announce to those around us and to the world that Jesus is alive.
We celebrate this season the life-giving message that death never has the final word. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection tells us that love is stronger than death. Nothing dies forever; and all that has died in love will be reborn in an even larger love. The grief of yesterday becomes the wonderful truth of today!
Whether or not we are feeling deeply the joy and hope of this holy season we can trust that God is with us. We can be like the women who went to the empty tomb out of a deep commitment to the one who showed them a new way of loving. We can faithfully “show up” because God has called us to live for others.
May our lives be overflowing with the good news of the Resurrection. May our witness to God’s unconditional love for us proclaim to our world our deep hope and love.