“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” Easter is an extraordinary time of year. We’ve had six somber weeks of Lent and experienced the deep sorrow of Good Friday. Then suddenly, the glory of Easter and Christ’s Resurrection burst upon us. Truly, these events are not ordinary, so maybe it’s not so extraordinary to find a Catholic sister beginning an Eastertide meditation with a quote from the founding father of the Reformation, Martin Luther. In fact, linking Catholic and Protestant together in one short meditation reminds us that Christ rose from the dead for all humankind. The Resurrection does not discriminate. Nor should we. As we look at the signs of spring unfolding around us and the new life they promise, let’s remember that the Resurrection message of Life and Love overcoming death is for the whole world, and we are the messengers.
By Karen Rose, OSB