With our fears and doubts, in a world where a pandemic
has created uncertainty, let us be inspired by the courage of the women
disciples of Jesus who went to the tomb on Easter morning.
Let us remember that women were the first to bear
witness to the event that binds us together in faith. The anticipated obstacle
of the heavy stone did not hold them back; their love guided them; their lives
were forever marked by the encounter with the One who is a sign of Life. The
profound joy did not make the vicissitudes of daily life disappear, but it
allowed them to “see all things new” - which is what the Ignatian Year, which
will soon begin, invites us to experience.
With Mary of Magdala, Mary, mother of James and
Salome, let us walk towards the tomb and see the dawn that is breaking - even
in the time of Covid-19.