While the world sings triumphant cries to heaven for the death that You conquered, help us, Lord, also tomorrow, when the dresses are put away and the sweets have been eaten and we continue with life, let’s not forget.
The celebration of Your Resurrection on death is a celebration of life that must continue far beyond the sunrise service and the music, rehearsed the previous days; it is beyond the sign of spring, beyond the lily, beyond the new lambs grazing in the open fields.
The resurrection is a daily celebration of fear; greatest and most powerful enemy of man. Fear of tomorrow, fear of our yesterday, fear of what will become of our young, our old, our unborn. The resurrection is replacing fear with physical action.
Only this, the most moving and profound of Your signs that fear is dead and faith in You brings, not only hope, but life.
What better living parable could you have brought? Everyone is afraid of death. All. Even in the garden, you assumed our fear, even if only for a few moments, was as real as our fears can be real, and you knew then that this one enemy must be destroyed.
And you sacrificed Your life, leaving those who had been a comforter and a follower; You left them behind, to conquer fear.
I will hold on to this now, and the tomorrows that have been given to me.
Peace and thanksgiving rise to you.
Spend some time with the Lord on Easter morning reciting this prayer (oracion de la mañana).