Easter Wk 3rd: Sunday,  Sunday, 15th April,2018  (Lk 24:36-44)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Risen Christ - Reality: In today’s Gospel, Jesus appeared to His disciples and filled them with great joy.  The glorified Risen Lord also brings deep peace and gives real hopes, especially when we have pains and trials of our lives. Let us rejoice and thank the Lord for the gift of eternal life, that we will be in His Glory forever.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J

The disciples were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost. But he said, ‘Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts stirring in your hearts? See by my hands and my feet that it is I myself. Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.’ 

And as he said this he showed them his hands and his feet. Their joy was so great that they still could not believe it, as they were dumbfounded; so he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ And they offered him a piece of grilled fish, which he took and ate before their eyes. Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, was destined to be fulfilled.’ 

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • •The prophesy of the Messiah in the Holy Scriptures were fulfilled by Jesus through His death and resurrection.

  • •When Jesus rose from His death, He showed His disciples the wounds of His hands and feet to convince them that He is indeed the Christ whom they knew had died and is now alive.  The disciples immediately believed in Him. 

  • •Pray for the graces to continue to believe in the Good News of salvation that the Risen Christ has won for us. He is now living within our hearts through His Holy Spirit.