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Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday 

Yesterday, Good Friday, we commemorated the death in cross of Jesus Christ, the real reason of which was not the received unjust sentence, but his love for us, for the men, for every man. “Look, I am bring him out to you, so that you may know that I find no guilt in him.” (Jn 19,4) said Pilate to the Jewish crowd, which wanted to crucify him. He, in his conversation with Jesus, had sought a reason, even small, to convict him, but he did not find it. He could not imagine that the real reasons for his sentence have been his infinite love for us and the divine plan to redeem our sins: “But he was pierced for our offences, crushed for our sins, Upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed” (Is 53,5). Tomorrow, Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the resurrection of the Lord and it will be feast and great joy for the all of us. Today, however, we are called to live his absence because he is dead. Today we are orphans and also the Trinity is mutilated, because the Son is no longer in heaven, but he is not even on earth, he is under the ground among the dead people. Today the church does not celebrate the eucharist because this is the day in which we must ponder on how vital is the presence of the Lord for us and how much  important are these signs of the bread and of his word which he left to us. Today is a day of silence but not of sadness; today we are called to internalize the infinite love which God has for us, because there is nothing greater than to give the life for love. Today is a day of gratitude and wonder for this infinite gift of God to the men. Before his death “we had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way” (Is 53,6), but after the resurrection we have become one only people, built up by his love. We pray the Lord because even this our family, which meets every day in prayer, be a sign of his love, as a spark for a great fire.

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