Saturday 7 April 2018

About Today Readings

Easter Saturday.

Acts 4:13-21. Psalm 117(118):1, 14-21. Mark 16:9-15.

I praise you, Lord, for you have answered me—Psalm 117(118):1, 14-21.

The Good News of the Spirit is at work.

We see three groups of people all at a loss and unable to believe the good news that Jesus was alive. Even when he stood among them their eyes were closed. It is precisely when worry, sorrow and affliction weigh heavily that we are most in need of Jesus’ ability to restore us to hope. When driven to despair Jesus draws us to himself.

In today’s Gospel, the saving power of Jesus is at work in the disciples’ moment of weakness. It is then that he gives them their mission: ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.’ Amidst their tears, confusion, and stubbornness, the disciples hear Jesus sending them out beyond their self-preoccupations. He is the good news we need to hear.

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