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Sunday 15th April, 2012
2nd Sunday of Easter. W. Acts 4:32-35. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting—Ps 117(118):2-4, 15-18, 22-24. 1 John 5:1-6. John 20:19-31.

  
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Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Today’s readings take up this theme and how it is lived out in practical everyday terms. From Acts we read of the strong communal bond that united the early Christians in their witness to Jesus. In the second reading there is a call to live out the life that Christ has won for us in terms of love for God and neighbour.

Today, removed from the milieu of those early Christians and the witness they gave, it is good to reflect on the story of Thomas that raises the problem for those who wish to follow Jesus: that of believing. Thomas had known Jesus, was his friend and apostle, had shared his life with him, felt called by him, but could not accept that Jesus’ death could be accompanied by resurrection. We know that Jesus proved that to him, and that Thomas learnt to believe. St John recounts the story that we too might believe and have life.

Lord, you know how I try to believe. Help me to see how you reveal yourself to me so that, like Thomas, I too will believe.

 

 

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