Battle rages. Christ dies. The earth trembles beneath the pounding of bombs. The sky darkens as his physique is taken down from the Cross. Youngsters, grandparents, and troopers, perish beneath the load of our rejection of God’s imaginative and prescient for who we will be. Christ waits within the tomb and the rock shelters him. God’s present of God’s self is spurned and destroyed, and but regardless of this God nonetheless loves. The ladies will come to the tomb to anoint Christ’s physique. A nurse will gently bind a wound. The ladies won’t discover him within the tomb, as a result of Christ lives and a instructor will train in a refugee camp. As a result of Christ lives, strangers will convey meals and provide shelter. As a result of Christ lives, the injuries of the world will transfer us to behave. As a result of Christ lives, we will stay as gentle bearers, as peace makers, as those who know God’s coronary heart. Christ lives as a result of God is love and the tomb is the very second and place the place that wounded love explodes into all actuality, sending small shards of its gentle into every of us.
We’ll awaken—not simply to the daybreak, however to the hope that the starkness of the tomb urges us to create. We’ve been wounded by magnificence’s absence, and standing on the door of the empty tomb recommit ourselves to reimagine, reclaim, rebuild, and rejoice, as a result of… Christ lives.
- Is there a tomb conserving me from stepping out to stay the fullness of God’s imaginative and prescient for me?
- In what approach, nonetheless small, can I be a supply of sunshine and hope to these in my midst?
- Can I make it a observe to hear intently to my coronary heart every day to listen to God’s mild voice guiding me?
Cecilia González-Andrieu is professor of theology at Loyola Marymount College, member of the board of the Ignatian Solidarity Community, and creator of Bridge to Marvel: Artwork as Gospel of Magnificence.
La doctora Cecilia González-Andrieu es profesora de teología en Loyola Marymount College y es la autora del libro Bridge to Marvel: Artwork as a Gospel of Magnificence.