Reflection: Holy Saturday Morning
Today's reflection is on the day, Holy Saturday, that time of this day prior to sundown when we celebrate the Easter Vigil. In liturgical time today is a solemn day on which the Church does not celebrate an official liturgy, but prepares for the Easter Vigil.
Holy Saturday should be viewed as a day of rest. Jesus lay in the tomb this day, and our experience should be marked by some emptiness. Although it is not well publicized the church invites us to fast today, Saturday. But this is not a fast with a penitential tone. Today's fast has an eager tone, today we are hungry for the joy of resurrection.
So today plan for a peaceful, prayerful day. Take a walk. Reflect on the scriptures that will be proclaimed at the Easter Vigil. If you are cleaning the house for Easter reflect on how you have cleansed and brought order to your soul this Lent. If you are preparing food, reflect on how those being baptized tonight have prepared themselves for the eucharist. If you decorate eggs, pray for new life, new spirit and faith reborn. Make all activities a prayer, an acknowledgement of God's presence even in the most mundane tasks.
on Saturday, April 3 at 12:00AM