“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.’ Matt 28:10
Many many times in the Holy Bible that Jesus say, ‘Be not afraid.’ The Lord assured time the women that there is nothing to be afraid. We are human and sometimes we could be afraid of COVID 19. Who will not shudder at this pandemic. Yet, it’s already Jesus saying, ‘Be not afraid.’ His voice echoes till this day. For God transcends time and places.
The next point is when Jesus told the women that they have to inform his brothers. Yes, his disciples are precious to our Lord. That friendship grew over the years they were together. In the same way, the nations are in solidarity on friendship at this times of difficulty. Nations helping one another...what a sight to behold!
The third point is that they have to meet him at Galilee. This place must be significant for most of Jesus healing and miracles occurred there. We can seek God anywhere but sometimes there are most apt places where we meet him. In our hearts is the best place. Early in the morning, we pray and seek him with all of our hearts, minds and souls. We meet him at the very core of suffering people, dying people at this time. We meet him at those anxious people with no bread to eat, with the straying lambs of society, with the depressed people in the world. We meet him where there are good people helping the sick, the wannabes, the good-for-nothing, the frontline workers, the prayerful, the faithful and anywhere where love and care is needed. That is the gospel that God proclaims, not worldly ways but spiritual ways of endless loving and caring for one another.
Praise be to God. Amen.