Capsule for the Day
They rolled the stone and closed the tomb. They weren't sure what next. Some believed He will rise from the death... others just didn't care. He has died. He has been buried. And what next? The soldier kept watch to see what becomes of Him. Mary, His Mother, pondered all this.
But the burial wasn't the end of the story. It was In fact the beginning of another episode in the story. He descended into hell to free those awaiting the resurrection. Thus, death had no power over Him. He still went about doing good and being good even in the tomb. For He is the Good.
Deep mystery! We are all drawn to it not as spectators but as participants. We are called to complete what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ (Col 1:24)... our own obedience to the Father, our own acceptance of suffering and above all, our own death to sin in order to live for the Good.
Fr. Francis Afu