The Open and Empty Tomb

One of the images proposed to us in the Holy Scriptures during this feast day is the image of the open and empty tomb. This image is of great significance. The closed tomb is one of the symbols of death. Experiencing the moment of the closing of a tomb, especially after the burial of a loved one, is heart breaking. This act truly invokes in us the feeling of finality, the end. Yet as Christians we combine with these moments the image that is given to us, that of the open and empty tomb. The tomb that was also closed but reopened, that had a dead body in it but was there no more. The dead body was given life, The stone that blocked the tomb was removed, so that the story of Jesus Christ could continue. He rose from the dead he ascended into heaven and bestowed his Spirit upon us who believe in him and open our hearths to him. That is what we celebrate today in Easter Sunday.

This year the tomb may take several forms, not just as a vice or a sin that we are struggling with, the tomb today may be our house and the rock this virus that shocked the world to its core. Still what we celebrate today reminds us that everything has an end, and that even if this virus may kill the body, hinder our plans and stops our daily life. It may never hinder people from loving each other, from giving themselves to one another, from humanity to rise in the end of days. There is nothing that can separate us from what God already has given us, that is himself and his whole love. May we pray that even through these hard times, the time that we find ourselves closed in the tomb may we remember that also this tomb will be opened, and this body given back life.

Wish you a Blessed Easter

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