As this Good Friday dawns, from the mission field and beyond, we would like wish you all a solemn remembrance of the Paschal Mystery in the coming days and all the joys of Easter.
In case you want more to meditate on beyond the LBH Twitter account, enjoy this short reflection from soon-to-be Saint John Paul the Great’s Easter Vigil homily in 2000.
As she keeps watch on this Holy Night, the Church closely scrutinizes the texts of Sacred Scripture. They portray God’s plan from Genesis to the Gospel and, together with the liturgical rites of fire and water, give this remarkable celebration a cosmic dimension. The whole created universe is summoned to keep watch this night at the tomb of Christ. The history of salvation passes before our eyes, from Creation to the Redemption, from the Exodus to the Covenant on Mount Sinai, from the Old to the New and Eternal Covenant. On this Holy Night, God’s eternal plan reaches fulfilment, the plan which embraces the history of humanity and of the cosmos.
– Blessed John Paul II, Easter Vigil, 2000