The grave is the place where no one who enters ever leaves.
But Jesus emerged for us; he rose for us,
to bring life where there was death,
to begin a new story in the very place where a stone had been placed.
He, who rolled away the stone that sealed the entrance of the tomb,
can also remove the stones in our hearts.
So, let us not give in to resignation; let us not place a stone before hope.
We can and must hope, because God is faithful. He did not abandon us;
he visited us and entered into our situations of pain, anguish and death.
His light dispelled the darkness of the tomb:
today he wants that light to penetrate even to the darkest corners of our lives.
Dear sister, dear brother, even if in your heart you have buried hope,
do not give up: God is greater.
Darkness and death do not have the last word.
Be strong, for with God nothing is lost!