Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)
It is often difficult to see the workings of God in our lives. Even those who walked and talked with Jesus had trouble recognizing him. Perhaps they were looking for someone or something else at the time. When the women returned from the tomb with their witness, the Apostles thought "their story seemed like nonsense."
Often it is helpful to look back and, hopefully, come to realize that the Lord was with us all along. During this Holy Night, we retell the biblical stories of the mystery of God in creation, in the lives of the people of Israel, and in the hearts of the first disciples.
We are reminded that God is ever present in our lives, and in our Church. May this Easter season help us to open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts to the Risen Lord Jesus who promises that He will never leave us.
God our Father,
by raising Christ Your Son,
You conquered the power of death
and opened for us the way to eternal life.
Let this Easter raise us up
and renew our lives that we may recognize the Spirit within us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Very Rev. Michael Cronogue, S.S.E., Superior General of the Society of Saint Edmund
Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website