Sunday April 8th. 2012
Charity registration No. SC002876
An Easter Meeting
A short reflection for Easter Sunday morning
As the dawn approached and light began to filter slowly into the room, a
woman could be made out in the shadows sitting motionless, her head
bowed and her hands clasped together. Her veil and her outward apparel
were folded over a chair close to her. As the light increased, traces of tears
became visible on her cheeks; the sad-looking eyes were down cast and
her face showed obvious signs of sorrow and grief. She stirred slightly
and wrapped her mantle around herself, for the room had cooled during
the night. The world outside remained silent, for it was too early for
anyone to be abroad. There was a sense of deep loneliness, made all the
more apparent, by the grey light of early morning.
Suddenly, there was another presence in the room, and the room was filled
with the most beautiful light dispelling all the darkness and shadows.
The figure of a young man appeared before her and a voice said to her:
“Mother”. Mary immediately recognised the voice of her son. With joy,
she thew herself into his arms. Her own voice was so filled with emotion
that she could scarcely pronounce his name, "Jesus”.The union of mother
and son in the dawn of the Easter morning was so beautiful. Was it a
dream? No truly this was Jesus, her son. It was only two days previously
on Calvary she had held his lifeless in her arms, covered in blood from the
scourging, the wounds of the nails of the cross and his pierced side.
All the intense sorrow of the last few days melted in the glow of the
warmth of his presence. Jesus was alive! Mother and Son talked together.
What they said to each other we can only imagine, but it must have been
By now, sun was fully up, and although Jesus had gone, the room was now filled the and hope of that first Easter day, and Mary was
radiant with joy.
May this Easter assure us that the presence of the risen Christ is within the heart of each of us. If you still mourn the loss of a loved
one, let Christ dispel the sorrow in your heart and give you new hope your grief. Our Lady understands those who have crosses to
bear. It was at her request, that her Son changed the water into wine at Canna. May her prayers also help to change whatever sorrow
we may have deep within us into a consoling spiritual joy. May she help us all to renew our trust in her Son
and his promise of resurrection so that we may know our loved ones who have gone before us are safely
with him in heaven, and made new in Christ
Remember the words of the angel to Mary of Magdala at the empty tomb:
“Why look for the living among the dead.He is not here. He has risen”
Christ is truly risen from the dead. Alleluia