After Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, the Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday is an emotional explosion. Sadness, despair, and grief, give way to rejoicing, relief, and celebration. In the Church’s year, it’s the high point. But it’s not the end point.
A few weeks into the Easter season, you start to notice something. There’s an undercurrent. Something that was always there, but that was hard to spot during the fireworks of Easter.
There’s movement, and uncertainty. This is going somewhere, but just where isn’t clear. Not yet anyway.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing, it’s wonderful, it’s why we have a living hope. But it’s not settled. There’s something else going on here.
More on this tomorrow.
Readings for the Ascension: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/051715-ascension.cfm