In today's Gospel, Jesus says that He is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel. He is the shepherd-prince, the new David - who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one flock, the Church, under a new covenant made in His blood (see Ezekiel 34:10-13, 23-31).
The tomb was empty. In the early morning darkness of that first Easter, there was only confusion for Mary Magdalene and the other disciples. But as the daylight spread, they saw the dawning of a new creation.READ MORE