“DO I ROLL AWAY THE STONE YET?”: 22 March 2008 (Black Saturday)

“DO I ROLL AWAY THE STONE YET?”:  22 March 2008 (Black Saturday)

Note:  The prescribed readings for today are already for the Easter Vigil tonight.  I’d like to share some thoughts about Black Saturday.

This painting–one of my favorites–shows John and Peter running towards the Lord’s tomb. They’ve just received word from the women who report that the Lord’s tomb is empty. We read in their faces a mixture of excitement and fear:  Has the body been taken away?  Or could it be…?