The Easter Gospel is either from John 20:1-9 or Matthew 28:1-10. Both talk about how Mary Magdalene came to Jesus’ tomb only to find it empty for He had risen. Naturally this Gospel relates to the First Glorious Mystery — Jesus’ Resurrection. Realizing the sorrow of Jesus’s passion and death only makes His resurrection that much more joyful. For while Jesus’ earthly life ended in great suffering and sorrow He rose to His eternal, heavenly life in glory. We too should remember that in our greatest sorrows and suffering we are called to one day rise to new life in the eternal joy of God’s heavenly kingdom.
Everyone have a happy and blessed Easter!
- Death and Resurrection! — A Lectionary Meditation for Easter (pastorbobcornwall.blogspot.com)