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A Dialogue Between Heaven and Earth (Lent 2023) Easter Saturday

The Heaven of Glory and the Heaven of Faith' : A poem by St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

Over the course of the Easter Triduum, let us bring our focus onto three lines again within Elizabeth's poem.

Easter Saturday: 'Depth unsoundable!'

In the aftermath of the Crucifixion, the disciples would have been highly distressed and agitated. Peter had 'cried bitterly' on hearing the rooster crow and denying Jesus. Other disciples had perhaps observed the events of the Crucifixion but at a safe distance. Some might have fled from the city altogether. In their fear and confusion they might have doubted their whole ministry and the significance of Jesus.

The work of God however is incapable of being measured, or fathomed, in human terms. Our senses cannot detect the presence of the 'Infinite Being' depicted in Elizabeth's poem. We can only wait with heart, soul, body and mind, in faith and in love. And in waiting we learn more of 'new secrets' , new 'Depth'.

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