“On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.” Easter is the time when we celebrate the love God has for humanity. God in God’s love and mercy has desired that we all be saved.
Easter is the celebration of new life, our salvation. New life in relationship with God, others, mother earth, and ourselves. The resurrection life can happen anywhere. Therefore, as we begin this season of Easter let us reflect on the signs of the resurrection in our lives, in our communities, in our institute, and in the church. It is only when we have seen where God has taken away the stone that we will be true witnesses/disciples. In this way, we will be able to proclaim the risen Lord to the people we meet in our day-to-day activities just as Peter did in the first reading.
“So, she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple…” Does this not remind us of Synodality? To fully experience the resurrection, we need to walk together with others. We are called this Easter to be bearers of the good news wherever we are as an institute- seeking new ways of living our Charism. We need not be afraid of the dark – the unknown.
The other disciple “saw and believed.” May the risen Christ help us to experience the new life He brings to us this season, together as an institute and as the church that we may believe!
BLESSED EASTER TO YOU ALL!
Elizabeth Miti, RSHM – Zambezi