Reflektion Donal Neary S.J.
2nd Sunday of Easter
They were talking about how late Easter is this year. ‘Couldn’t be much later’, said one. ‘At least the evenings are bright’, said another. ‘We won’t have the Easter fire in the dark’, another added.
You’d wonder what it’s all about – empty tombs and weeping women and despairing friends. I wondered too.
It’s about hope that never fades, that the most lifeless thing in creation is not dead. That means that there’s life everywhere. In failures, in shame and guilt, in illness. The life may lead to good health or to peace of mind and heart. It’s about god in Jesus taking care of everyone I worry about, and worries about children and grandchildren and even the greatgrandchildren. Something that keeps me praying for people whose lives are really troubled. It’s about prayer that’s always answered and the God that forgives us all, and helps us forgive each other. And much more besides which will unfiled in the weeks to come. Easter began with creation in a garden and the garden has been replanted as a place for refreshment and peace.
Yes, couldn’t be much later and when you think of it, isn’t it worth waiting for?
Risen Lord, bring your peace and joy to the lives of everyone dear to me.
Donal Neary SJ,
Editor, Sacred Heart Messenger.
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