Christ is risen indeed! He appeared to the disciples in mysterious ways -- ways that confused them, that didn't make sense. He appeared unexpectedly in locked rooms. He disappeared as soon as they recognized him. His very presence, alive, was astounding and disorienting. Yet there he was, present, bodily, eating and speaking and blessing.
Christ's presence in our lives can be equally confusing and mysterious. Unexpectedly we sense a Presence, and just as suddenly we are left alone, with only the recognition of having been blessed.
In these weeks of Easter, we revisit the experience of the disciples as they encounter the Risen Lord and ponder the meaning of the remarkable Resurrection event. We wait, with them, for whatever is next, and pray toward the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and our call to share the good news of God's Kingdom infiltrating our broken world.