What does it take to move
from death to new life?
There is an air of silence over the world, an air of waiting. Something is missing and we can't tell what it is; someone who should be here is not here.
This is Holy Saturday, the day the world waits on the great event. There can be no Easter Sunday without Holy Saturday. There can be no growth without the waiting for God to come.
That's what life teaches us. When we feel the pain of loss or sickness, we have to wait 'til we heal.
Jesus lies in the tomb: today we await his resurrection in quiet expectation of his victory over death.
...and finally at Easter Vigil we will be able to sing aloud...
Alleluia, he is risen!