Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Rosary Mysteries for Lent: The Resurrection

During Lent, we take a little break each week on Sunday to celebrate The Resurrection.  (Sundays are not counted in the 40 days of Lent.)

"Jesus answered them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.  But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day." (Mark 2:19-20)

Jesus' suffering and His Resurrection are forever linked by the wounds on His glorified body.  He pleads for us at the right hand of the Father, begging mercy for all our sins.  I found a wonderful reflection on this topic by Fr.James Farfaglia.  Since he is far more eloquent and knowledgable that I am, I direct you to his article, Reflection on the Resurrection: Why Did Jesus Rise With Wounds?


Anonymous said...

A good referral. That article also convinces me, for what it's worth, that a "resurrection cross"— without a corpus but with a cloth draped over the crossbeam — is sorely lacking something important. We simply cannot come up with a good enough image of the resurrected Christ to be all that helpful, but we can relate to His wounds. The Love we experience from His presence is Resurrection enough for now.

Peggy Bowes said...

I agree! I don't like those crosses you see sometimes (in Catholic churches!) with the Risen Christ flying off it. Jesus rose from the dead in the tomb, not from the cross. The Crucifixion had to come before the Resurrection. They are certainly related, but should not be combined into the same event.