Easter 2 - Year C
In Lent we were between dusts -- where we came from and where we are headed.
In Easter we are between a pre-conception word, "Don't be afraid" and a post-resurrection word, "Peace be with you."
These Easter words are as preludes to unimaginable experiences to come. In both the case of Mary and the disciples a spirit of new life is sent forth. First to conceive a child overflowing with mercy and then to empower forgiveness for all children of every age in everyday life.
Easter is a moment, a ministry of forgiving is a lifetime long.
How can you tell someone has received an Easter experience in their own life?—whether they forgive easily, even before there was a need for it. Any religious talk outside of the realm of forgiveness is glib. It doesn't reckon with the need for forgiveness and the difficulty of living up to being commissioned to forgive.
So did you have an Easter on the official day? Yesterday? If not, fear not. Peace be with you. It's not too late. You can simply start with the easiest forgiveness available to you and grow into the rest.