Another tumultuous week.
Stay home! Socially isolate! 7-0 Judgement! More and more jokes doing the Internet and social media rounds. More rain in some parts the Darling River flowed past Pooncarie for the first time in many months.
And we all know by now that this is a different Easter, one that we might remember for the rest of our lives. We are all united by one probation.
No one can go to Church, in the traditional sense of being physically present, yet more and more people are tuned in to their local Church or place of worship than ever.
Our world is still full of mystery and contradiction, perhaps, for a moment, more confused than normal. It is a scene somewhat like seeing the ‘linen cloths on the ground etc’.
That scene baffled the women and men who visited the tomb and reported it to the other disciples. We, too, must, be like John, who also went in; ‘he saw and believed.’
What did he see? The empty tomb, the linen cloths folded, and the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. Unlike Lazarus, who came out of his tomb covered with the cloths of death!
John saw and he believed. The rest followed in time. But all had to gaze on the empty tomb and then journey to faith.
Despite everything, let us all take another step on the road by saying with conviction and asserting for the world to hear:
Christ has died,
Christ is risen
Christ will come again.
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Happy and Holy Easter to you all.