Roc Homily for Easter Sunday 2016

Easter Sunday (March 27, 2016 – 11:30 am Mass)

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The author of the Gospel of John used 4 different verbs in Greek to demonstrate some fine distinctions between the Magdalene, Simon Peter, and the disciple whom Jesus loved… as well as possible differences each of us can experience in our walk with and encounter with the Risen Christ.

Each response of seeing deals with the tomb. Better, each deals with that place of remembering that is the place from which Christ rose.

Luckily, we had a baptism of a 4 month old boy, True Gregory John. It called us back to remembering that font in which each of us died, was buried with Christ, and rose again. Baptism is the memorial tomb which became the womb that gave us new birth. It’s the place to which we are always called to return to remember.

Happy Eastertide! –roc,sj

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