Holy Saturday retreat: The tomb of our old selves
The Risen Lord invites us
to empty our tomb.
Our tomb stands for our previous lives
and previous selves.
We can’t leave it relying only on our own effort;
we need God to roll the stone away for us.
But sometimes even after the tomb has been opened,
its stone rolled away,
we still don’t want to step out of it and leave it behind;
our old habits and sins have grown so familiar
so comfortable – and so addictive!
Sometimes we need an angel of God
to send us away and pry us away from the tomb
the way he did the women that Easter morning.
Here are a couple of Easter questions
that may cause you some disquiet:
Are you willing to let God roll away
the stone for you
and to liberate you from your tomb?
Are you willing to let His angel
send you away from your tomb
because that is not where you will find the Lord?
Spend some time thinking about this…