All praise and thanksgiving
and glory to our God. Jesus is truly risen.
Alleluia! Happy Easter to all of you!
And in the Gospel, the women went to the tomb, the place where
they laid him to rest. And two messengers told them: "He is not here. Why
are you looking for him here, in the place of the dead? He has been
raised." Has been raised by whom? By God. Yes,
his earthly existence ended in the tomb, but new life came. This human Jesus
has now entered the very life and power of God.
He did not return to earthly life, the life that we know. If he
just returned to earthly life, then one day he will die again. And there is no
point to our faith, according to Saint Paul. And there is no point to our
testimony. All the apostles will be considered liars, false prophets, if Jesus
did not rise to the life of God. And that's our faith. It is not just a return
to life but entering into God's very life. And possessing God's life, Jesus is
no longer confined to and determined by time and space. He can enter closed
doors. He can penetrate closed and fearful hearts. He can walk with us, even if
we do not recognize him. Oh, the life with God.
The one who was buried is no longer in the tomb. He does not
belong to the dead. He is alive in God. He is truly the Son of God. And because
of that, our faith is real. Our faith gives us sure hope.
Let us learn from the women. Those who accompanied
Jesus during his mission, those who love Jesus. It is a search motivated
by love. It is a search motivated by their attachment to the one who had loved
them. And they were privileged to witness the power of the Resurrection.
But after searching for Jesus, and hopefully seeing him, thanks
to his grace, go, like the women! Go to others! Tell them the Good News! Tell
them that the tomb is empty! Tell them that Jesus has been raised by God! Tell
them that God has triumphed. Tell them.