All of us who come to here tonight to take part in the Easter Vigil know that this Liturgy is not short! That means that we all come here because we are willing to spend some time with our Lord. We gather in the dark, even the church is dark. We are still keeping watch remembering that Jesus lies in the darkness of the tomb. We have all had people who were close to us die. We know what it means to keep vigil with someone who lies in death.
However, we watched as a light came into the darkness, a single flame. We might have thought: “Goodness, that one flame gives a lot of light!” And then the light spread throughout the whole church and each of us held the flame in our hands. As we looked at the flame our hearts reaffirmed our belief that was expressed in the Easter Proclamation, that “This is the night when Christ broke the prison-bars of death and rose victorious” from the tomb.
In the Gospel we heard the message from the angel given to Mary Magdalene and the other...Read More