Today’s Paschal Triduum reflection is from Fr. Dennis Gallagher A.A.,
Provincial Superior of the Assumptionists in North America

The liturgy of our Easter Vigil begins in the darkness of night, especially appropriate in the context of our pandemic year. There is actually something consoling about the darkness. God is telling us that He is fully aware of the night which is around us and within us, and that He has already struck his light at the heart of it.

This is the light that enables us to see, shows us the way, gives us direction. For those who give themselves to it, the Easter mystery means opening up pathways of hope for ourselves and our world. Those pathways always take the form of an Exodus, a passage from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom. From exile to homecoming, from death to life. The true pathway of hope is to follow along the path of Christ.