Posted in Family, Faith and Fitness

Roll the stone away

Lenten Reflections #39

The expectation when we uncover or open something is one of wonder, curiosity, doubt, maybe even fear.

As Jesus was laid in the tomb, Roman guards watched over it, in an attempt to stop His resurrection. When the women returned to the tomb Sunday morning the stone was rolled away. The tomb was found empty and the Lord had risen.

Holy Saturday invites us to move the rock, and lean into the reasons we feel broken, worried, sad or unsure.

Tonight at Mass, Monseigneur reminded us that we all have big rocks in our lives. Major obstacles that prevent us from finding joy, tapping into our creativity, finding our true selves. If we always focus on the heaviness of the stone that blocks our own resurrection, our own renewal, the stone will be harder to budge until we allow our faith to roll it away and find our joy. Will you move the rock, who will conquer the stone?

Perhaps we should think of Matthew 17:20: “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move.”

On Faith and Fitness:

Roll your stone away…you may have to go on several walks to get to it, but stay strong and have faith.

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