The Resurrection is at the core of the Good News. It is the cornerstone of Christian doctrine. This is the Christians greatest day. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, life is absurd. But the stone is rolled away, the tomb is empty, the linen cloth is lying on the ground, the disciples see and believe and the course of human history is changed. Now the impossible is possible, the unreachable becomes reachable and all our sunsets turn into dawn. The resurrection is why we don’t give up. It assures us that there is more to life than meets the eye. We are going somewhere. There is more beyond. On this
Easter Day 2020 we take special note of the fact that He rose at the darkest hour just before the dawn, a timely and welcome reminder to our bruised and troubled world that when all seems lost, resurrection is near. His first words after His resurrection ‘do not be afraid’ are even more pertinent and we take heart anew. Let us own the story again. Let us share it. Let us be excited by it. Let it lift our flagging spirits. Let us find in it a peaceful certainty that our life is in His hands.
‘God may allow us at times to hit rock bottom to show us that He is the rock at the bottom’. (from Fr. Peter Burke)