And on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen cometh early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre; and she saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre. She ran, therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. ... For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. --John 20: 1-2, 9.
Today of course we know the rest of the story. Our Lord's Resurrection was the crowning moment in man's salvation. It was history's greatest "told you so" moment.
Easter this year holds special significance for me. It was on Easter, ten years ago that I gained the fullness of the Faith, as I was received into the Roman Catholic Church. My conversion, by the grace of God, is a choice for which I will be eternally grateful (literally.)
I wish you a joyful and blessed Easter season.
|Greek Orthodox Basilica of Saint George, Madaba, Jordon.
Photo by N. Turley, August 2010.