Saturday, March 30, 2013

Something Strange

We don't know what to feel on this day.  We are surrounded by silence.  The Church awaits the great Easter cry, but in the meantime we wait by the tomb.
This morning every religious read the same ancient homily on Holy Saturday from the Divine Office: "Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear."
Such is the anticipation we all feel.  We wait on the Lord to come rescue us as he rescued those that came before.  Silence surrounds us.   Do not be afraid.  Soon the world will hear the victorious songs of an Easter people.