It is 4th April 2018. We celebrate the memorial of St. Isidore, bishop and doctor of the Church. The readings are from Acts 3:1-10; and the Gospel from Luke 24:13-35. The Easter gives us the courage to do good things like Jesus and unjustly crucified. Let nothing stop us to do good. Now we have the presence, power and the blessings of the Risen Lord, we must go for it. Good things do attract the bad people not to offer appreciation and recognition on the goodness, but for finding fault and to nail them down unfairly and to suppress their enthusiasm so as not to do good anymore. St. Peter and John healed someone invoking the powerful name of Jesus. They cured the beggar by the person they crucified and killed Him now he is risen strengthening them and motivating them to do good. The celebration of Easter must generate the spiritual power to do good all the more and more than ever because the Risen Lord is with us. There is no fear, shame and guilt in doing good for Jesus. It is time to do good to others not just a time to eat and relax. We have the reason to do good because of the Resurrection of Jesus. The responsorial Psalm praises, “Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice.” (Ps.104:3). The Gospel invites us to accompany and listen keenly to the Risen Lord Jesus. Christ appeared to two of his followers on the road to Emmaus. The Breaking of the Bread is the crucial moment in recognising Christ. Let not the emotions sweep us away rather let our faith in the Most Holy Eucharist be the centre of our hearts that burn with joy and charity. We need to meet the Risen Lord Jesus in our daily breaking of the Bread and we have the responsibility to share the joy of meeting Christ with others. May the Lord help us to be willing to listen to His Words as He speaks to us during the Breaking of the Bread. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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