The faithful women of the Gospel were on the way to the tomb for anointing the body of Jesus, but they question one another: who will roll back the stone to enter the tomb?
Yes ! The stone was an obstacle, seemingly bigger than life, but their worries were in vain for God had already done all that for them. There are times when it feels like past failures and defeats are about to crush us. We wonder how can we last another day. What will it take to roll away the stone that locks us in our self imposed tomb of self condemnation? And often that’s the way it is in our own lives: concerns about our health, financial insecurities, our worries about children, professional life, businesses, the impact of others in our lives.
These stones can be huge, and block the path to where we want to go, what we want to do, and how we want to live our lives. We often worry ourselves about the future, trying to cross bridges before we come to them. Instead of worrying, why can’t we have faith in God who solve the impossible problems before we see the same face to face.
Let us think in a different way, breaking away from our well-worn, routine ways of thinking. What is beyond our own power can happen, barriers are broken down. Possibilities open up, walls collapse. Solutions to problems are found or given and the stones that were the obstacles too heavy for us — immovable — are rolled away.
Let us exercise greater faith in facing possible obstructions on the pathway of duties as we are starting this new week of opportunities !
God bless you abundantly and make you a blessing to so many across the globe.