Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June 3, 2015 Wednesday: St. Charles Lwanga and Companions

June 3, 2015 Wednesday: St. Charles Lwanga and Companions

The Question about the Resurrection

It is said that about 200 years ago, the tomb of the great conqueror, Charlemagne was opened. The sight, the workmen saw, was startling. There was his body in a sitting position, clothed in the most elaborate of kingly garments, with a scepter in his bony hand. On his knee lay the Holy Scriptures, with a cold, lifeless finger pointing to Mark 8:36: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and loose his own soul?”


In death we are hard as rock, cold as frozen ice, alone in the dark as our eyes see no more light. In short, in death we appear unloved! No wonder nobody wants to die. People who feel so unloved feel so alone, cold and hard, unable to love and only filled with either fear of loving or hardened by hatred. Being unloved then equates with being dead. Yet Christ went so far as that so we no longer are alone in death as Someone who loves us also died. With His rising from the dead, He wanted to let us know He is calling us unto eternal life. (Fr. Bernard Collera, SVD Bible Diary 2004)