Thursday 8 April 2021

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Easter Thursday

Acts 3:11-26. O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth! – Psalm 8:2, 5-9. Luke 24:35-48.

It is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead

The readings in Easter week are so beautifully descriptive of the astounding nature of the resurrection. In today’s account from Luke we hear the words: alarm, fright, agitated, doubts, ghost, joy, dumbfounded. Jesus does not leave them in such a state. He opens their minds to understand the scriptures and what we now call the Paschal Mystery. The things that Jesus did that brought us victory over death. No longer is he suffering on the cross for us; now he is risen, and we are witnesses to this. We are called to go out to the world and spread the good news in a way that people can understand: by our lives as a witness to the Risen Christ. How can our lives show this reality? How can we offer the world we live in the hope that we all need? The joy, love and peace that we show will do the job.

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