March 31, 2018, Holy Saturday
Gospel: Mk 16:1-7
Mary Magdalene, Mary Mother of James, and Salome went to Jesus’ tomb and then they saw that the very large stone had been rolled back. They entered the tomb and saw a young man sitting. The young man said to them that Jesus has been raised and He is not there anymore on the tomb and He is going to before them in Galilee and there they will see Him as He told them.
In the gospel, Mary Magdalene, Mary, Salome and the disciples of Jesus are still in pain of losing Jesus. In our lives also, there are times that it seems like Jesus is dead in our lives especially when we are facing challenges in our lives. It feels like that a very large stone is blocking our way Jesus and with our strength along we cannot move the stone for even an inch. Jesus had risen and through Him the very large stone was moved. Jesus promised that He will go back to us no matter what happens and we will see Him in glory.
The invitation for us is to keep our faith strong and firm for Jesus has promised that He will go with back us in glory and will bring glory in our lives also. Be like the young man also who act as the messenger of God’s promise. Tell to the world that Jesus will go with us and the world will see Him as he promised.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.