We are still in the Easter season: the gospel reading of this Sunday and the gospel readings we heard during the week give us profound images for lectio, indeed for our lives. Some of these images are peace, abiding, the commandment of love, and the vine. In emphasizing that these words are images helps us to see the depth of their meaning, a meaning which is expansive and will continue to illicit life as we encounter them in prayer.
We meet the Risen One in the encounter of love, an encounter that includes forgiveness, receiving a deeper, fuller truth, and a way of being that is broader than the one we are living now. The encounter is about meeting the One who ‘makes all things new’, new in seeing, new in terms of a fresh perspective on how God meets us and enters our lives, new in terms of how we see ourselves and our sister and brother.
If we are truly friends of Christ we hear, we listen to His voice. It is our faith that leads us into the posture of ‘listening’, trusting that the Divine voice will be speaking His silent word.
Easter Vigil. All is silent, but full of hope.
The last Adam grasps the hand of the first Adam,
And yanks him out of his grave.
The Mother of God wipes away Eve’s tears.
All around the mortal rock of the tomb,
the garden of Eden blossoms. (Bartholomaios I, Ecumenical Patriarch)
Here are some highlights of Easter Celebrations at Redwoods:
Sr. Gertrude sings the Exultet, the Easter Proclamation.
The Triduum is a sacred time. We spend Thursday, Friday and Saturday in a solemn ritual following the Lord as he undergoes his life-giving passion death and resurrection. We begin with the Tenebrae which is a special prayer on Wednesday evening. This service sets the tone for these days with the theme of alternating darkness and light.
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