The Empty Places

Friday of the Twelfth Week in Kingdomtide
Matthew 28:1-15

Nick reads the one-minute introduction.

Catch the shift of emotions as Mary Magdalene and “the other Mary” move from grief, to surprise, wonder, and absolute joy as they meet Jesus on the road. Contemplate the scene as Jesus alive takes action again, now that the passion is over.

Look at the two empty places that bear witness to Jesus alive—the cross and the tomb, both without Jesus filling them.

In the emptiness, allow the faith in the resurrection to well up deep within your spirit. Jesus is alive for you just as he was alive to the women on the road and the disciples in Galilee. As this sacred season comes to a close with the end of Matthew’s Gospel, what do you notice about your commitment to the Lord who lives inside you?

Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels—this year, St. Matthew.

Daily Bible Breaths

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