THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
1. The Resurrection
||Jesus rises from the dead
on Easter Sunday, glorious and immortal, as He has predicted. (Matt.
On the day of His Resurrection
Jesus Christ left in the tomb the shroud which is the symbol of our
infirmities, our weaknesses, our imperfections. Christ comes from the
tomb triumphant—completely free of earthly limitation; He is animated
with a life that is intense and perfect, and which vibrates in every
fiber of His being. In Him everything that is mortal has been absorbed
by His glorified life.
Here is the first element of the sanctity represented in the risen
Christ: the elimination of everything that is corruptible, everything
that is earthly and created; freedom from all defects, all infirmities,
all capacity for suffering.
But there is also another element of sanctity: union with God, self-
oblation and consecration to God. Only in heaven shall we be able to
understand how completely Jesus lived for His Father during these
blessed days. The life of the risen Christ became an infinite source of
glory for His Father. Not a single effect of His sufferings was left in
Him, for now everything in Him shone with brilliance and beauty and
possessed strength and life; every atom of His being sang an unceasing
canticle of praise. His holy humanity offered itself in a new manner to
the glory of the Father.