By Janet Hauter April 4, 2016
Heard a phenomenal homily today that really made me think. We’re all acquainted with the Resurrection Story, aren’t we? Well, I thought I had it down pat until recently…and then my mind journeyed into unexpected and unprecedented places—places that evoke surprise and crank my energies to the max.
So as the Resurrection story tells us:
- The disciples were not aware or comprehend that Jesus would rise from the dead. Judaism does not have a definitive answer to what happens to us in an afterlife.
- When He did, however, they were predictably frightened and lacking in sufficient faith to doanything so they did nothing. Frozen in time and space, isn’t that often how people behave?
- The women were preoccupied with the fear of how anyone could have moved the stone assuming the body was stolen. What if Jesus only moved the stone to startle the people with the fact that the tomb was empty?
- Don’t our own fears or ignorance keep us from attempting what Jesus commanded us to do?
At the Last Supper Jesus said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14: 12
What does that quote mean to you personally? What works are you called to engage in? Please share your interpretation on this issue with us.