A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Saturday April 23

Easter Vigil

Romans 6:3-11, Ps 118,
Matthew 28:1-10

Keeping vigil

We wait in so many ways:
at traffic lights, in supermarket queues, to speak in a conversation,
for bread to rise, for tomatoes to ripen on the vine.

It can be difficult not to feel impatient. It feels passive, sometimes frustrating, not to do something, to conform events to our own timetable.

Keeping vigil is different.
It is grounded in the present.
It is a companioning.
It embodies hope.
It remembers.
It makes present.
It reveals the essence.
It is a time to sit and hold hands with God.

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