Christos Anesti (Christ is risen)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 20:1-9
On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
REFLECTION: " he had to rise from the dead."
Alleluia!! He is risen!!
Today we meditate on the joys of the Resurrection. Jesus has died, He has descended into Hell and He has overcome death. He is calling us as He has prepared a place in His Father's house where there are many mansions.
We travel through salvation history with the wonders the Lord has done for His people, follow His Word and new members are reborn in Baptism. We are called to the banquet table of the Lord prepared by Jesus, celebrating the memorial of His Death and Resurrection until He comes again at the end of the world.
Heaven is our final destination. It is our reward to be with Christ and to see God. Are we ready to meet the Lord? What happiness to share life with God.
Alithos Anesti (Truly Christ is Risen)