"Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her."
Every day, as the sun rises in the East, God offers us a new chance to begin again. On Easter Sunday, our minds turn in a special way to a new start, a new chance to be reborn with the fullness of life that God wants for each one of us.
For our faith teaches newness, and healing and hope. Our faith points away from the darkness and the despair of the past toward a limitless horizon in which all good things are possible. For the Christian, each day is a remarkable gift, a new opportunity to find fresh ways to celebrate life. Easter Sunday is a day to celebrate the teachings and the story of a God of newness and life.
It's a new day. It's a new beginning. Alleluia! Happy Easter!