Easter Sunday 2017
Cavern of darkness, enlightened by the unfolding of resurrected Light
Risen Christ, bring light to our darkened world within and without.
Rolling stone, freed by the force of new life
Prince of Peace let us be moved to free our hearts, sore from the violence of our world.
Winding cloth, cherishing the bruised and broken body unto awakening
Advocate, teach us to softly tend the imperfections that rest upon and within us.
Garden of beauty, traversed by the wounded feet of the Risen Lord
Dayspring, amaze and delight us as we journey through this earth-time of Alleluia.
Angel of the Resurrection, spreading a buoyant message for seekers
Messenger of the Covenant, direct our minds and spirits as we seek you in one another and in your Word.
Mary, with soothing chrism for the broken body of your Love
Healer of our every ill, astonish us with the comforting, quieting balm of compassion and care.
Peter and John, sprinting to validate your hope in the promise made
Promise of the Eternal, let us daily run on the way of salvation to the pledge of eternal life
Astonished guards, running to scrutinize the impossible evidence of new life
True Light, astound us again and again to explore, to probe the mystery of new life
bourgeoning within us
Disciples, plodding from Jerusalem toward Emmaus
Bread of Life, bring us the faith to identify the Risen Christ in Word and Wheat and Community gathered.
Apostles huddled in the Upper Room, gathered to offer one another solace and compassion for the dashed hope in this interval between death and life
Sun of Righteousness, let us sing “All shall be well as bright morning comes at last.”
FOR YOUR PONDERING:
What images of the Resurrection story resonate for you?
How do you connect the wealth of the Resurrection with your living and being?
How do you sing the Alleluia song to others?
Patricia Anne Driscoll, OSB, St. Benedict Monastery, Bristow, VA