Reflection for Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022

By Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Associate

Easter Joy!

But first comes Good Friday. A time to remember Jesus in His passion, and all those who have suffered for love of God or others; all those who suffer injustice; all of us as we carry our crosses. A time to look with compassion on a hurting world; to be thankful for those who have suffered for me and for the cause of a better, more peaceful world.

Then we move into Holy Saturday. A time for quiet reflection and waiting. Waiting for the proclamation of who I am.

But vastness blurs time beats level. Enough! The Resurrection,

A heart’s-clarion! Away grief’s gasping, joyless days, dejection.

Across my foundering deck shone

A beacon, an eternal beam. Flesh fade, and mortal trash

Fall to the residuary worm; world’s wildfire, leave but ash:

In a flash, at a trumpet crash,

I am all at once what Christ is, since he was what I am, and

This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, patch, matchwood, immortal


Is immortal diamond.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Easter Joy!