The moment. Scripture, reflection and silence.
Mark 15:33-41 "When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “Listen, he is calling for Elijah.” And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.”
Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”
There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. These used to follow him and provided for him when he was in Galilee; and there were many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem."
Reflection. There are moments in history and there are moments in history! This is 'the' moment in history. Jesus died that we might live. This is the moment of redemption. This is the moment of salvation. This is the moment to wonder at. And yet. And yet, it was not the end.
Do you know the reason I know, we know, that 'the' moment was not the end. Jesus lives. And by the power of the Holy Spirit he lives in our hearts, in our minds, in our day-to-day lives.