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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Jesus is Risen, Alleluia! Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

“Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb.  The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and and reached the tomb first.  He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in.   Then Simon Peter came following him, and went into the tomb.  He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been in Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.  Then, the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet, they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.  Then the disciples returned to their homes. (Jn 20: 3-10).


A new life, a new beginning!  Easter Sunday is the culmination of the Holy Week, the apex of Triduum (Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday).  It depicts the “putting on of Christ” in our very being and in our lives.  It is only in Christ that we put on our new garment, a new life of conversion, a new wine skin!

The Resurrection is a prefiguring of what is going to happen in the future when all the children of God will have their glorious bodies!  The Resurrection is the victory over death.  As the passage states, “Death, where is your sting?”  Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  Let us rejoice and be glad...

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