Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Much as it may sound surprising to us, the resurrection of Jesus seemed to be a surprise to his disciples.  May of Magdala’s first reaction is logical:  the body was stolen.  Peter and the Beloved Disciple see for themselves that the tomb is empty, but only one believes.  They did not understand the Scripture.  We are reminded that we live by faith and we seek understanding.  Easter gives us our north star, the guiding light by which we live our lives.  On this Easter morning, may we be open to the unexpected ways that God may work in our lives.