Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Friday, March 25, 2016

Reflection for March 26, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil; Luke 24:1-12

Gospel: Luke 24:1-12
At daybreak on the first day of the week the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And they remembered his words. Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others. The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.
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Reflection:
How would you react if you were with the women who went to the burial site of Jesus? You surely would also be amazed and perhaps you will also ask where is the body of my Lord? The Lord is risen but He is nowhere to be found!

There was no physical manifestation of His resurrection except for the rolled stone that serve as the cover of the tomb of Jesus and the burial cloths. Where is Jesus then? Where can you find the Lord? Don’t look far for the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ is not far from you.

Many of us look for Jesus most especially when we are being buffeted by problems. Some of us may even ask, where are you Lord? Since our baptism the Lord Jesus Christ has always been with us and He is an ever present character in our life. Yet we don’t know it.

Many of us have no awareness of His presence in our life for the reason that we don’t call upon Him or we seldom call upon Him. However, if we would only try to call on Jesus we surely would find Him, we surely would be enlightened about His ever present presence in our life.

Do you always call on Jesus? – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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