Breakfast follows at the Parish Hall
(HINT: breakfast is not the mystery)
Study the faces of these women, the three Marys, who went at dawn to Jesus’ tomb, hoping to anoint his body. They found the tomb empty and a messenger of the divine saying he had been raised.
Wonder, fear, incredulity: These are the emotions of mystery.
What is the look on your face when you consider the existence of God; the motivation of an almighty power toward human and creaturely life?
One of the Medieval women mystics noted that God is in all things, and all things in God. If this is the case, is it possible that God’s powerful presence can open – not only cold, closed tombs, but closed minds, wounded hearts – and find life there, too?
The mystery of faith begins in doubt (wonder, fear, incredulity) and is ‘proven’ only in your own experience or insight – a life transformed. It is then that mystery becomes deep joy and not a problem to be solved.
Study these women’s faces. Imagine what comes next. For them. For you.
Peace to you along that path.