On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 22, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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While it is Easter for us and we are rejoicing in the light of Christ, many are still in darkness and in despair. They have not yet heard of the Good news, because we have not yet shared it with them. The Good News that they too can share through repentance and baptism.

Then too, darkness can creep up on us when we lose sight of Jesus. Some through tragedy, loss of a loved one, persecution and many other ways some of which the dark forces take delight. Our eyes, ears, hearts are shut off to the light. And all we ever need do is with a prayerful heart open them and we will find that Jesus never left our side.

Lord Jesus let me bring Your light to all! Amen

FIRST READING
Acts 2:36–41


GOSPEL
John 20:11–18

Mary Magdalene stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been. And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and then reported what he had told her.

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