Saturday, March 30, 2013
Tonight Christians all over the world celebrate the Easter Vigil! It is a solemn Vigil with much ceremony and solemnity. We begin in darkness symbolic of what our life would be like without the presence of Jesus in it and after the readings from the Old Testament we sing the Gloria with bells and great joy. The Gospel for this night comes from St. Luke. It is the story of Easter morning when the women went to the tomb of Jesus to anoint his body. When they arrived at the tomb it was empty and two men in dazzling garments greeted them. They asked, "Why are you seek the living among the dead?"
He is not here he has been raised. The women then carried the message to the disciples who didn't believe them. Peter ran to the tomb to see for himself and was amazed at the sight.
I love the image of the women being the ones to go to the tomb and bring the message to the others. As we rejoice in Jesus' resurrection let us remember to bring the message to all people with great joy.
Sr. Pat Schifini, OSU