Develops Meaning of Angels Command to the Women at the Tomb
Vatican City, April 22, 2014 (Zenit.org)
During the homily of the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to obey the angels bidding and, like the women who found the empty tomb, to go to Galilee.
The Holy Father centered his homily on this command, spoken both by the angels in the empty tomb and then by Jesus himself.
Galilee is the place where they were first called, where everything began! […] To return to Galilee means to re-read everything on the basis of the cross and its victory. To re-read everything: Jesus preaching, his miracles, the new community, the excitement and the defections, even the betrayal — to re-read everything starting from the end, which is a new beginning, from this supreme act of love.
The Pontiff suggested that this command, this return to Galilee, means rediscovering our baptism as a living fountainhead, drawing new energy from the sources of our faith and our Christian experience. Read more