In his Easter message this year, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli invites us to go out and meet the Lord, who is the "dawn of a new creation". As the Gospel tells us: Mary Magdalene, wrapped in grief and shock, dutifully went to attend to the dead body of Jesus, but what she encountered was the dawn of the risen Jesus – a light that broke into her darkened life. 'The light of dawn also emerges for us, as the dark of night gives way to a new day.'
Easter 2022: The Eternal Dawn
It is the dawn of a new creation that greets those who go out to meet the Lord.
As the gospels tell us: “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb…”
Wrapped in grief and shock, Mary had come to attend to the dead body of Jesus. Dutifully and lovingly, she made her way through the remnants of the night to honour the one she loved.
What she encountered there was the dawn of the risen Jesus – a light that broke into her darkened life. As Mary reached the darkened tomb, she saw the emerging Dawn, and she believed.
The light of dawn also emerges for us, as the dark of night gives way to a new day. In the dawning light of the risen Jesus we, too, recognise a world reborn. He has patiently and lovingly waited for our eyes to see and our hearts to reach out to him.
For Christ is the dawn into our lives; he is the light of our new day.
May we emerge from our own shadows, step forward, and hasten to the Dawn of his resurrection and our re-creation.
Easter blessings to you all.
Archbishop Peter A Comensoli