Holy Week: Meditation 7 … Easter

Fr. Richard Rohr celebrates the holy resurrection of the Lord like this:

Christ Crucified is all of the hidden, private, tragic pain of history made public and given over to God. Christ Resurrected is all of that private, ungrieved, unnoted suffering received, loved, and transformed by an All-Caring God. How else could we believe in God at all? How else could we have any kind of cosmic hope? How else would we not die of sadness for what humanity has done to itself and to one another?
Jesus is the blueprint, the plan, the pattern revealed in one body and moment of history to reveal the meaning of all of history and each of our lives. The cross is the banner of what we do to one another and to God. The resurrection is the banner of what God does to us in return.
Easter is the announcement of God’s perfect and final victory.

A number of bloggers share their reflections on resurrection … here.
A prayer:

Living God, the risen Christ is on the move among us, but often we don’t recognize him. Like Mary Magdalene, we weep by the tomb, interpreting events in their worst possible light, until we hear the risen one call our name. Like the men walking to Emmaus, we think the bad guys have one, until we see Jesus alive in the breaking of the bread. Like the disciples on the beach, we go back to our old lives of fishing, while the risen Christ is on the beach making a fire for a breakfast we’re about to catch. Like Saul of Tarsus, we blindly surge forward doing our religious duty – even when it includes religious violence – until an unrecognized voice arrests us on the road, and when we ask, “Who are you, Lord?” we hear the answer: “Jesus, the one you are persecuting.”
So now, where we face disappointment, discouragement, lack of faith or hope, or lack of conscience … we open ourselves this Easter morning to discover that you are already here, unrecognized. Today, may we once again hear our name, recognize Christ in the breaking of bread, cast our nets again, and know the good news that the Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!”