Here’s one of my favorite passages from Louis-Marie Chauvet’s The Sacraments: The Word of God at the Mercy of the Body:
You cannot arrive at the recognition of the risen Jesus unless you renounce seeing/touching/finding him by undeniable proofs. Faith begins precisely with such a renunciation of the immediacy of the see/know and with the assent to the mediation of the church. (25)
Today, let us stop looking for a corpse and see where Christ has been risen indeed: in the Word, in the sacraments, in the least among us, in one another, in the cross we refuse to embrace, in our “anything and anyone but,” in those who are most unlike ourselves. For there is a direct connection between dirty feet to wash, unbearable crosses to carry, empty tombs to leave, and the Eucharist we share. The lesson we must continue to learn from the Triduum is this: One cannot say “amen” to the Body and Blood of Christ without saying amen to the others.