“It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’
So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.”
You might like to take this opportunity to spend 10 minutes meditating on the story of the resurrection from John’s Gospel and its connection to the world in which we are currently living. Gospel Meditation
Michael Leunig captures beautifully the essence of Easter and all that led up to it in this short reflection:
That which is Christ-like within us shall be crucified.
It shall suffer and be broken.
And that which is Christ-like within us shall rise up.
It shall love and create
So Lord, this Easter we pray:
You may like to conclude your prayer with the beautiful reflection by Jennifer Henry from Kairos on Resurrection in our World today.