This Black Saturday we enter into the mystery. Today we contemplate Jesus, there in the tomb, dead. In that tomb, he is dead, exactly the way each of us will be dead.
Death is our ultimate fear. Our lives are limited. Our existence is coming to an end. We will all die. In a matter of time, all that will be left of any of us is a decomposing body. To contemplate Jesus' body, there in that tomb, is to look our death in the face.
As we behold the body of Jesus in the tomb today, and as we contemplate the mystery of our death, we prepare our hearts to receive the Good News of life.
We know that tomb will be empty and remain empty forever as a sign that our lives will not really end, but only be transformed.
One day, we will all rest in the embrace of Jesus, who knows our death, and who prepares a place for us in everlasting life.