If we take time not to rush to Easter right after Good Friday, our momentary dwelling with the disciples and Mary in their time of disillusionment and fear can help us cope with those feelings in our lives throughout the year. Today, for a moment, we pray at the site of the stone-sealed tomb of Christ - a stark contrast to the empty tomb on Easter Sunday. The disciples didn't understand that the joy of the Resurrection was only moments away. Peter, at least by the time of one of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances had gone back to fishing.
May our prayers with the doubting, disappointed disciples of Jesus this day, rekindle our faith whenever it wanes and let us see through any doubt or disappointment the hope of the Resurrection.