Easter Sunday Year B
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This Sunday's Exposition
‘Resurrection’- the word trips off our tongues so easily but do we really know what it means? No, we don’t. This inbreaking of divine life into our world is so far beyond human understanding that we can only stammer at the mystery. Even if Benedict XVI joined forces with Steven Spielberg and J. K. Rowling to describe the resurrection, they would still struggle to convey what God was doing in Jesus. Maybe that is why God chose first women, who were not regarded as fit to give testimony in Jewish Law, and then, disciples who had failed Jesus, to be the witnesses to God’s transformation of reality in Jesus’ triumph over sin and death. Only those who are humble can be open to this mystery.
Today, God choses us - yes, you and me – as his witnesses. Do you feel inadequate? That’s good, because that is a good place to begin. In fact, it is the only place. The challenge comes not just from the greatness of the mystery, it also from where the mystery is found - within the human heart. Hidden away in our depths, we need to allow the mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection to change the dark places of our hearts before we can witness to it. We need to take on Jesus’ power to forgive, to love realistically, to hope in difficult circumstances. As we do this our hearts, minds and lives are transformed and we are then able, in our own feeble way, to reveal God’s transforming love to our world.