There is something about the days we celebrated last week, beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday and ending with Easter – all of the images, from the gesture that Jesus makes of lowering himself to wash the feet of his apostles; to his agonizing trial and crucifixion the day after; to the mystery of Easter, of those early morning hours of the first day of the week when Mary of Magdala arrives at the tomb to find it empty, and the echo of that “first day” with the opening chapter of the Book of Genesis, when on that “first day” God began to create, to bring light from darkness, and how for the frightened disciples, the dawn of that first day brought a slow understanding that Jesus crucified was now Jesus raised from the dead, that the light shines even amid the darkness. It brought them hope, and they in turn became witnesses and prophets of that hope in their daily lives.

Many thanks to all who helped in our Holy Week liturgies, and blessings on your week!


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