Easter Sunday – Who will roll the stone for us ?
Every Easter I tend to join Mary of Magdalene and other ladies on their way to the tomb, with their question in mind “Who will roll the stone away for us?” That humbling moment when we acknowledge that the challenge ahead of us is beyond us. This mood is also echoed by Easter night procession, when the Easter candle is lit to conquer the darkness of the night, with the possibility of the candle being blown away by the wind. But our faith goes beyond the challenge of the wind. Our objective is to penetrate the thickness of the night so as to proclaim the wonders of God. We rejoice for Christ, the divine “light from light’, has triumphed as
Palm Sunday – 5th April 2020
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United in Prayer – 29th March 2020
This is a difficult moment for us. A time we are invited to prolong the stay in the desert with Christ. Being denied the celebration of our either weekly or weekend celebrations is and will be the greatest challenge or temptation of our time. We always long for the Easter celebrations but it is very sad that we will miss that opportunity. It is most certainly a great trial, but even this wilderness can be made to flourish if we bring to it the living water of our faith. Remember how Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman at the pool? Two thirsty people met but both thirsting for nourishment. As you long and thirst for Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist, he is also keeping vigil with us at the pool. Christ knows our story! Don’t be surprised how God is able to console and accompany us during this desert experience. Physically and mentally you might feel exhausted and some lonely moments, but spiritually you feel the moment to be full of God’s experience. We start valuing some things we have been taking for granted; walking around freely, shaking of hands, hugging each other, being in communion with each other as we gather for our liturgical celebrations and much more. As reminded earlier during the week, Fr Miguel & I are keeping you in our prayers and especially in our daily private masses. Let us all pray for one another and use this time to deepen our care for each other and for the needy in our parish community. Our gospel this Sunday (Jn 11:1-45) is about the raising of Lazarus. And Jesus said, “This sickness (of Lazarus) will end not in death but in God’s glory, and through it, the son of God will be glorified”. “Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, yet when he heard that Lazarus was ill he stayed where he was for two more days….” This is our story during this period, our friendship with Jesus is still on, that moment is coming for Lazarus to wake up, from the dust of Covid-19. He is coming in his time-keeping Martha and many waiting in prayer for Christ to come. Fr. Patrick Njenga