The Empty Tomb
Have you ever heard of “Resurrection eggs”? Well, I hadn’t until last week. Apparently, though, they have been around for at least twenty years. I had the joy of experiencing this activity with my grand-daughters during a special family activity following the noon Mass at our parish. The activity is a way for children to understand, and discover, the story of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.
Jane and Rose were enthralled with the little artifacts that went into each egg in the egg carton—a small palm, a spear, a stone and a crown of thorns (to name a few). While placing each object in a plastic egg, we read a passage from the gospels that went along with the object.
When they got to the last egg, there was nothing! It remained empty to symbolize the empty tomb. I read the passage: “But the angel answered and said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.’ “ The girls got it! (more…)