As the women went to Jesus’ tomb to anoint his body, they asked one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us?”
The stone was huge, and it sealed the body of Jesus in the grave – or so they thought. Not only had the stone already been rolled away, but Jesus was not there; he was alive.
The women’s question persists today. Who will roll away the stone for us? Who will free humanity from death, from violence, and from despair? How do we find freedom from evil and sin? How do we roll away the culture of death and nurture a culture of life? The stone can seem too large for us.
Yet like the question, the answer also persists: Jesus Christ is Risen! In him we advance the victory of life.