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While our Lord’s body was in the tomb, His soul was busy ushering the souls of Limbo into heaven—some of whom had been waiting for this moment for ages (literally). Our Lord is now risen, proving that He is indeed the Lord of life and death, just as He had said—and soon He’ll be showing His Apostles the glorious reward that awaits all those who remain true to Him to the end.
“Therefore, brethren,” says St. Paul, “since through the blood of Jesus we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary by the new and living way He opened for us through the veil, that is, His flesh…let us approach with a sincere heart and in absolute trust, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience.”
“The body of the man on the shroud has sustained an incredible amount of trauma. He has been beaten and lacerated so severely, but the face is so serene. The two,” he said, “the two just don’t go together.” Trying to make sorrow and glory go together, trying to make sense of it all – This is not only the constant theme of Triduum and certainly of the Easter Octave, but also of our Christian lives.
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