Easter Sunday, Year A – 2023
A situation of… emptiness…
This is what this celebration underlines.
The apostles are left with hearts empty – empty of hope, with no purpose, no future… it seems.
And there is… the empty tomb – Jesus had been buried there, but he has disappeared.
A situation of openness!…
This is what this celebration reveals.
The tomb will remain empty, but the hearts of the apostles are no longer so.
Because Jesus present with them…
“opened their minds so they could understand the meaning of the Scriptures…” (Luke 24:45).
And this understanding brought…
a new meaning of all that has been,
the purpose of a new life,
and the hope of all that is to come!
It was so for them,
and it can be so for us – a presence through all that happens, and… for ever!
Note: Another text is available on a different theme, in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/dimanche-de-paques-annee-a-2023/
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