Indeed, this is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad. Christ has defeated death, the weakedness of mankind and He is back to life. He has shown us how much He loves, cares, and forgives us. We have a reason to rejoice and be glad on this day. In the Second of Easter Sunday we are told that, we have been raised with Christ and we are called to seek on the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. We are reminded to set our minds on the things that are above and not on the things that are on the earth. What are those things on the earth? These are the things that separate me from Christ. Many things destruct us in our journey of faith; corruption. Do I serve my people as expected or do I begin my lessons five minutes late? gossip, how much time do I spent talking about other people other than doing something constructive? spending time thinking of poor me! We are invited to set our minds on things that will connect us to Christ. Every day we are called to keep turning back to Christ.
In the gospel of Easter Sundya, we see Mary Magdalene going to the tomb early morning while still dark. What was pushing Mary at this time? Why did she not call other disciples? How did she manage to walk in the dark? Mary Magdalene had a great relationship with Jesus, His death causes a lot of desperation to her. From our experience, a death of a close person or a friend leaves a big gap in our hearts. Mary Magdalene had this gap in her heart, the love she had for Christ moved her beyond the fears of darkness and loneliness to search for her Love. As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on this day, may we allow Jesus’ love to move us beyond our fears, mountains, and especially threats caused by Covid 19 pandemic.
It is only Jesus who can fill the gaps in my/our hearts. May we give Him the chance to fill us with his love, peace, and joy.
Happy Easter to all of us.
Elizabeth Kasyoka RSCJ