by Sr. Lois, O.Carm

Jesus in death
Empty Tabernacle

The empty tabernacle is a powerful reminder of the mystery and the glory of our life in Christ .  It invites us to reflect on the question  "what if Jesus had not come?" "What if we were trapped in our sin and failings with no hope of healing?"  We would be deprived of the Resurrection, deprived of the grace of the Holy Spirit to raise us up and give us the strength to be and become the persons God intended us to be.  Today, my prayer is especially for those who are in the tomb with Jesus.  Those who do not know Him or have rejected Him.  Those for whom Jesus has not yet come.  And yet we are all in the tomb in some areas of our lives.  Parts of us are crying out for healing and for resurrection.  We can take comfort in the knowledge that Jesus went into the tomb and is there with us in the dark awaiting the assent of our faith.   "Yes Lord, I believe, help my unbelief" so as to raise us up to live the risen life.  The postulants and myself are devoting extra time in prayer today in preparation for our joyful Easter Vigil service tonight.  Then we will be able to cry out in song and prayer in our hearts "The Lord is Risen! Alleluia!"

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