Rise! Let us go forth; for you in me and I in you,
together we form one undivided person.
(From an ancient homily)
It took time for those who first experienced the presence of the Risen Jesus to find words to describe it – and even the faith to recognize him. They felt fear and incredulity before recognition fully dawned, the light became stronger and the sunrise of recognition broke over them.
It is the same for us.
There are many things in life’s mystery of which this can be said. But nothing of which it is as true as the Resurrection.
He enters our room without making a noise. He is with us without taking up space. He accompanies us without charging for his time. He is at the centre of everything without forcing our attention. He is invisibly visible.
He is a new way of being, which we are all heading for and which we are beginning to get glimpses of now. He wipes guilt from the doors of our perception.
He surprises us.
He makes death transparent and life radiant.
Lent has launched us.
Easter is everywhere.
We are allowed to say Alleluia again.