The sound of silence

After the intensity, the heartbreak of Good Friday. The commotion of crowds watching the Crucifixion, the brutality and violence, Easter Saturday must have been eerily quiet in its stillness.

In the aftermath, the sun still rising, people going about their daily lives must have felt jarring. Heaven was silent. No signs and the disciples left to grapple with this new apparent reality.

Don’t we face the same? Traumatic news, pain and loss one day and then the next day – Heavenly silence. Yet for us everything is different. We live in a new reality.

That Holy Saturday moment – when all seems dark and grim and the only thing left to do is wait…on the Lord for tomorrow morning’s hope is risen.

We are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.

Pope Benedict XVI

“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:13-14)

Psalm 27: 13-14

We wait. We hold our breath.

Sunday’s coming.

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