Easter is the “Feast of Feasts” just as the Eucharist is the “Sacrament of Sacraments” It is the oldest Christian feast, which celebrates Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The empty tomb signifies that Christ’s body escaped the bonds of death and corruption. This event marks Christ as the first born from the dead, opening up the promise of eternal life to all. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary!
“They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.” (Luke 24:2-3)
Jesus had no need of earthly glory. His birth had been obscure, His parents ordinary folk. He worked as a carpenter for many years to support His widowed mother. Through His miracles made Him a public figure, on Calvary He spoke and acted only to reveal the Father’s love. He used ordinary images when He spoke; the farmer who planted grain, the woman who had lost a coin, the unjust judge who finally makes a decision because he can’t take any more nagging.
And now the tomb is empty. How could this be? Did they not remember His words, “and on the third day be raised?” From Father Patrick Peyton Rosary Prayer Book