“There is no need for alarm. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen“. Mark 16:6
Easter celebrates new life, may we all appreciate the life we have received through Baptism.
In this Easter Season we rejoice in Christ as he is Risen from the dead. On the first day of the week when the women went to the tomb their whole lives changed. Their relationship with Jesus changed. Their relationship with others changed. The Women receive new beginnings, new life and a new mission. They cannot return to the old order, to the way things were done before. New life has come through the darkest of days, eternal joy has come through death. There is a new purpose to their lives. They are called into discipleship.
When we are Baptised, we receive, a new beginning, a new life and a new mission. We are called into discipleship and our lives are ever being challenged to spread the news that Jesus is risen. When this Pandemic is over we have new beginnings, a new life, a new mission. The old order is gone, a new one begins. How will we take up the challenge of sharing the joy of the resurrection in our day. How will we go about living our discipleship. May this Easter enable of us to grow in our relationship with Jesus and one another through the Spirit that lives within us in Baptism.