Saturday, April 23, 2011
Today is a day of waiting. I wonder how Mary spent the first Holy Saturday. I find the anticipation of Easter with a whole day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday a time of special grace. We are moving from tears to joy but it is a day of waiting, waiting with hope and faith and love.
It is a waiting that we do in silence. There is something special about waiting on Holy Saturday; it is not at all like the anticipation of Christmas eve. I think it is waiting for an encounter with the Risen Lord, one who has laid down his life to show me how much he loves me; his Heart is open for me now and I wait to meet the resurrected Jesus and enter into his joy!