Holy Saturday, March 30, 2013



Below, you'll find a reflection for today, Holy Saturday, by Rev. Joseph Nangle, ofm. 


May you be blessed as you await the fullness of Easter.




By Rev. Joseph Nangle, ofm


 Readings for the Easter Vigil Mass


Resurrection The tomb is cold, dark, and lonely. It smells of death. It is not a comfortable place to be. But it is where the Christian community is called to be. To wait here, in the dark, until the light of the Easter vigil is kindled again. And yet, even in this place of death, the seed of life has been planted. We are in the between time. Between life and death. Between sadness and joy. Between night and day. Between what has been and what will be. The events have been set in motion. All is in process. All is unknown.


We are a resurrection people who hunger and thirst and long to break out of the tomb. But we are called to wait. To bear with the pain a little longer. To breathe the rancor of death, allowing it to penetrate our souls. To flounder in the emptiness, that it might linger in our hearts. Here, in the tomb, we wait with the world...


In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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