"While it is Still Dark"
"Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been removed from the tomb." (John 20:1)
Our world seems to be a very dark place these days. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard. Many lives are lost,
hospitals are filled with sick people and the economic implications are scary. On top of that, as Palestinians, we still suffer the daily oppression imposed by the Israeli occupation; Gaza continues to be under siege, and prisoners continue to be at risk of infection.
This Easter, we are all invited, while it is still dark, to go with Mary, with all the women, to the place of pain and suffering and even death and find that the stone of pandemic, oppression and occupation has been removed. The tomb is empty. It is filled with Holy Fire!
Just as this virus has united the world in a war against it, we can all unite against occupation and oppression. This global crisis has reminded us that we are all equal in the face of disease, and we should all unite for freedom and equality.
Join us while it is still dark, knowing that it is darkest before the dawn and the light is coming. Let us keep faith and hope alive!