A message from Bishop Marc Stenger and Sr Teresia Wamuyu Wachira IBVM, co-presidents
“Behold, he is before you in Galilee; there you will see him” (Matthew 28, 5-7).
The Gospel of the Easter Vigil, which many of us around the world will hear while confined, reminds us of the angel’s words to the women who approached Jesus’ tomb after Shabbat: “You are looking for Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he is risen, as he had said. Go and say to his disciples: ‘Behold, he is before you in Galilee; there you will see him’.”(Matthew 28, 5-7). On this Easter celebration 2020, while many of us share tears and pain, this too is the message to us, members of Pax Christi: Do not stay here staring at the empty tomb. Easter for us is when men and women can meet the Risen One and can be born into a new hope.