Thought of the day
Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Monday

“Jesus met them on their way and greeted them”

“Come and see the place where he lay” (Mt 28,6)...Come and see the place where the act that guarantees your resurrection was composed. Come and see the place where death was buried. Come and see the place where a body, a seed not sowed by man, produced a multitude of shoots for eternal life...”Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and they will see me. Tell my disciples the mysteries you have seen.” 

This is what the Lord told the women. And now once again, he stands at the edge of the baptismal pool, invisible, near the faithful, he hugs the newly baptized as his friends and brothers...He fills their hearts and their souls with jubilation and joy. He washes their sins in the fountains of his grace. He anoints with the perfume of the Spirit those who have been regenerated. The Lord becomes the one who feeds them and he becomes their food. He provides for his servants their part of spiritual nourishment. He tells all the faithful: “Take and eat the bread from heaven, receive the source that comes out from my side, the source from which one can always draw without it ever drying up. You who hunger, satisfy your hunger; you who thirst, get drunk with a sober and health giving wine”. 

Saint John Chrysostom