"You are looking for Jesus, the Nazarene, who was crucified. He hasrisen". The women went to the tomb early in the morning. They broughtperfumes with them to embalm the body of Jesus. For them, it is all over.There is nothing more to do. Jesus is dead. He is in the tomb. They haveto face facts. They have not yet received the Easter message which willturn everything upside down.
We are like these women when, caught by the tide of events, we become discouraged,expecting nothing more of life but what is bound to happen.
With Christ, alive from the tomb, we are no longer prisoners of the past,of failures or death, for nothing is impossible to God. Whilst we are outragedby injustice, discouraged by failure, afraid of mounting racialism, theEaster sun sheds a sudden ray of light.
With the Risen Christ, our future remains open, hope is possible. Nothingis ever lost. Love has the last word.
"You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He hasrisen". (Mk 16,6)