The empty grave
From His Conception to His Death, Jesus caused consternation,
upset, shock, admiration, amazement, love; He deeply impacted
the lives around Him. He performed many miracles, and His
speech were words of authority.
But in the end He was brought like a lamb to the slaughter,
in the utmost disgrace and humiliation, He was put to death
on a cross between two criminals.
He died, and He was buried in a grave.
When the women came back to the tomb, in order to anoint
His body, the heavy stone which had been put in front of the
opening, was no longer there,
they looked inside and the body was not there, only the shroud
that His body had been buried in, remained.
The profession of the catholic faith says that we believe in
"the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body".
If we confess our sins in Confession, they are forgiven, if we work
constantly on our own sanctification, on becoming united to God,
we will rise up to God, to Heaven, when our souls have been purified.
We come out of God, we go back to God.
What we do in the short time we have available to us in this earthly
dimension, is very important, because God didn't just create us so
we should grow up, go to work, earn money, reproduce, grow old
and then die.
Having an interior, spiritual life, a life of prayer, of communion with
The Source that made us, raises the consciousness to a higher level.
The higher dimension that escapes people that only occupy
themselves with worldly things.
"Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
This not only raises the mind and the spirit, but sometimes also
the physical body; in the history of the Catholic Church there has
been many cases of levitation by nuns in enclosed
And there is also the supernatural ability to be physical present
in two places at the same time; bi-location, the most famous of
our time of this would be Padre Pio.
When we die, our soul leaves the body.
There are countless testimonies from people who have been
clinically dead and have been brought back to life, who all
say the same thing; they left the body passing through a sort
of a tunnel, and when they were out; they were
looking down at "themselves"; their body.
The soul belongs to God, it animates the body, it gives it life
during our earthly life.
Imagine spending a life-time without giving this a second thought.
Fruit of Mystery: A more lively Faith.
May the grace of this Mystery come into our soul.