When memory catches up with us
Luke 24, 13-35. The Emmaus pilgrims. 3rd Sunday of Easter
Should we understand resurrection as something ahead – a happening that is yet to come, not now, but only later, even much later? Is it hoping for what we don’t yet see? Is it a kind of confidence which says that never again will there be such a thing as "death" - even if we will inevitably die and it will be followed by a great silence?
We, our dominican community and his family, are standing in the cemetery around the open earth in which our dominican brother will be buried. We have said all the prayers. Two of his nephews are very close to the edge of the grave. When the coffin descends into the dark deep and while we can do nothing else but watch and be silent, they both passionately seek comfort from their father and mother: “Will we never ever see our uncle again"?