By Georges Chevrot
The glory of the Cross, victory of death, and the reminder of our own death and new life through Christ's own, are themes running through this powerful Eastertime meditation by Georges Chevrot. He walks us through all the joy of the young apostle John, all of Mary Magdalen's love for her Master, all the fire that burned in the hearts of the disciples at Emmaus, and all the faith of the unbelieving Thomas. We recall and allow ourselves to be caught up in the excitement of the apostles during those thrilling forty days.
We find ourselves saying: If only I had been there!... only to realize that we are there, with Christ, all the time, in his presence.
To help us relive that period of joy after the Resurrection, Chevrot gives us many considerations on the liturgy of Eastertime, from Easter Sunday to Pentecost, providing a revitalization to our spiritual lives and valuable lessons applicable to our daily lives.