It was no ordinary grave site. People weren’t milling around, deep in thought and prayer. It was a startling event, mayhem, not a grave robbing, a break out! Jesus was the first fruit of our new life.
A new human nature had evolved.
Resurrection was the turning point. It blew our minds. The crucified one who had died-is now alive again. We can share in the risen life of Jesus now lived at a higher level, spiritualized and glorified.
Today is Easter! Hey! What, Easter was on Sunday!? But in the Church’s liturgical life, the eight days from Easter Sunday until Divine Mercy Sunday are celebrated as if they were one long day. The glorious news that Christ is risen is too AWESOME to be contained in one day.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are. In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.” -1 Peter 5:7-10
“In the Bible, the negative is always in service of a greater positive. But it happens in God’s way, on God’s timetable. This means we should never despair; never give up even when catastrophe strikes. The entire process is being watched and supervised by God.”