I believe that the Easter Vigil exists because of the wonder-full, incomprehensible mystery of what happened between the brutal execution of Jesus and the scarred-but-alive Jesus who breathes peace into us. This mystery, I believe, draws us to repeat the stories of the God who created us, freed us from slavery and raised Jesus from the dead; the God who insists on bringing us out of graves we dig for ourselves back into God’s marvelous light.
I believe this mystery compels us to baptize in God’s holy name the companions who will join us in following Jesus. I believe we need the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in the mystery of the Eucharist to forgive and strengthen us as we follow him.
This message is an excerpt of “Wonder of wonders” by Susie Gamelin in the April 2018 issue of Gather magazine. Today is Tuesday in Holy Week.
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