These reflections are taken from the book “Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day” by Fr. Frank Pavone which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“At dawn on the first day of the week…there was a violent earthquake.” (Matthew 28:1-2)
Reflection: In the Old Testament, earthquakes are a sign of the coming of God, the breaking in of the new age in which God’s kingdom will flourish. That is what happens, of course, at the Resurrection. A new chapter of history now begins, in which the risen life of Christ is accepted by believers and overcomes humanity’s slavery to death.
Prayer: Father, you have shaken up the world with the Risen life of Christ, and you have shaken us loose from the stranglehold of death. In the light of the resurrection, may we continue to extend your victory over death!