In coming to the tomb on Easter Morning, Mary carries not just the spices. She carries a forgetfulness that is challenged by the absence of a body and the presence of the angels. The Resurrection invites us to turn to God in the glorious light of his power that defeats death!
Jesus proclaimed that ‘when I have been lifted up I will draw all people to myself’ – his death would open the way for the worldwide expansion of the church of which we are a part. This calls us to both give thanks and pray alongside our global church family which is what we do tonight.