Ex. 14:15-15:1 | Ps. 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 | Rom. 6:3-11 | Lk 24:1-12
Today is the celebration of the Vigil of Easter. It is the greatest Feast of the Church Year. Exodus reminds us how God saved the Israelites from the Egyptians through their journey through the Red Sea. Romans tell us that if we have died to sin with Christ, so we will rise with Him. Luke gives us the recorded story of the first witnesses to Christ’s Resurrection–the women. These women were the faithful ones who remained with Jesus throughout all His crucifixion. They have come to complete the anointing of Christ’s body. How surprised they were when they got to the tomb. Yet, they believed and ran immediately to tell the apostles who refused to believe.
Take time to rejoice with Mary, Christ’s mother, the women, and the apostles. Give thanks for all that Christ has done for you. Allow the joy of Christ’s victory over sin and death to penetrate you and sink deep within you. Rejoice and celebrate with a few minutes of quiet reflection.