Of course this Mass has enormous significance, it is the Mass of the Lord's Supper, the instigation of the Eucharist and the instigation of the new priesthood, and it is the only Mass that has no ending due to its deep mystical union with the events of the following day.
But it just can't be right to find this the most deeply moving part of the Triduum.
One name has been ringing in my ears this Easter, Jonah.
It is an evil and unfaithful generation that asks for a sign! The only sign it will be given is the sign of the prophet Jonah. (Mat 12:39)
That is us and that is our sign, the sign we cling to, the sanctuary becoming like the belly of the whale; stripped of its light and stripped of its dignity, Our Lord is not there.
Furthermore, read on in the story of Jonah. Was Jonah pleased with the astounding victory God worked through him in making the people of Nineveh repent? He was not pleased, he wanted some divine fireworks thrown at these people.
Maybe we just can not get to feeling the real significance of the Resurrection because, like Jonah, we think we know what God ought to do, how He ought to behave and how He ought to make us feel.
Not that there is anything wrong with clinging to our sign and the hope it contains.