Today we celebrate the great Easter feast. We would not be Christians if it were not for Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Without his resurrection he would be a martyr like so many great martyrs throughout the millennia. Easter is really an earth-shaking reality. This is emphasized in Matthew’s Resurrection Narrative where a great earthquake occurs on the first Easter just as one occurred on the day of Jesus’ death.
The earthquake is also a metaphor that can help us appreciate the dramatic significance of this feast day for us. St. Paul tells us today that we are “raised with Christ” so we ought to “seek what is above.” Perhaps a good thing coming out of this pandemic time is that we are drawn to ponder what is most meaningful in our lives. This includes our faith, relationships, and the ability to love and serve. We seek what is heavenly through a process of soul searching with the light of Christ.
How can this Easter be a time for you to feel raised up with Christ?