These rainy days we can find ourselves longing for the sun again, longing for the sun’s presence, warmth and light.

And yet, we can also know that feeling the sun’s presence, warmth and light is only possible because it is dying. Any astronomer can tell you the sun is dying and its light, warmth and presence manifest because of this dying.

On Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, we celebrate the dying process of the Son of God, the Son of Man. We celebrate this because we hope that just like the outer sun so too, the dying of the Son of God will make it possible that we can all feel His Easter warmth, His Easter light, His presence.

Dear friends, may we awaken in our innermost selves, the trust that the Son of God must go through death in order to be present in our hearts.