“Christ our Passover has been sacrificed; let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.”
When the Word is proclaimed, it is real and active – the Lord is present, and what is described is, in a sense, happening now. On certain days this is made more obvious by the selection of scripture that refers to a particular time or day. Such a selection occurs this morning, when we go with Mary Magdalene to visit the tomb, only to make – with her – a momentous discovery: the tomb is empty, he is risen!
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end. Let the sons of Israel say: “His love has no end.” The Lord’s right hand has triumphed; his right hand raised me. I shall not die, I shall live and recount his deeds.
the stone which the builder rejected has become the corner stone. This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes.
First Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43
Second Reading: Col 3: 1-4
Gospel Reading John 20: 1-9