Saturday, April 7, 2012

Waiting For the Dawn

"There is a great silence on earth today...God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear." --From an Ancient Holy Saturday Homily

All is quiet.  Things seem surreal.  The Master is no longer with them.  The night seems darker.  Every noise causes alarm.  Every gesture suspicion.  Those poor disciples failed to believe on that first Holy Saturday.

And so we wait.  We wait because we know that the sun will shine its brightest tomorrow morning.  We wait with the hope in the resurrection and with joyful and expectant hearts because what the dawn will bring is something beyond all human understanding.  The great silence on the earth this day will soon make way for the greatest of the angelic trumpet blasts from heaven.  Dawn cannot get here soon enough…