The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
April 2017

Leave the empty tomb behind

A poem for Easter week from Good Samaritan Sister Pam Grey.

BY Pam Grey SGS

Mary, of the once shattered soul
made whole by the Master,
goes bravely to his tomb.

It is early
on the first day of the week,
still dark.

“Where have you put him?”
she demands of the gardener.

She hears a simple sound
spoken softly – “Mary”.

“I call you Mary.
You are mine.
No need to cling now.

Just let your questions
fade away
and leave this empty tomb behind,

And follow me
to the Father’s heart,
to my Father and your Father…

…Now go to our friends,
trusting the truth of your message,
trusting the power of Sophia
working through you.”

So Mary hastened
and proclaimed –
“I have seen the Lord,
and he has said these things to me!”

Friends, let us listen
for the voice of the Lord calling to us,
showing us the way of life.

Pam Grey

Melbourne-based Good Samaritan Sister Pam Grey is a writer and poet. She also volunteers as a home tutor for newcomers to Australia who need language and resettlement support.

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