It is 2nd April 2018. The readings are from Acts 2:14, 22-33; and the Gospel from Matthew 28:8-15. When we have encountered the truth, we do not need to fear anymore. If we have experienced the Lord Jesus, we cannot keep quiet. The first reading testifies through the maiden sermon of St. Peter and his belief in the Risen Lord. It is first sermon on the Resurrection of Jesus by St. Peter. Truth becomes the golden truth its repeated testing. Truth cannot be hidden or buried by the power of money. Jesus is risen is the truth experienced by the early church and proclaimed as the foundational truth for one’s faith. “This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.” (Acts.2:32). Faith in the risen Lord cannot be silenced by the power of money and lying tongues. St. Peter quotes a Psalm of David to show the sense in the resurrection of Jesus. The responsorial Psalm prays, “Preserve me, Lord, I take refuge in you.” (Ps.15:1). The Gospel presents us with two stories that were shared; one by the women to whom Jesus was their cause of joy, reward and Good News and another by the sleeping soldiers who spread the lie. Jesus allowed the women to see Him as the Risen Lord and encouraged them to go and share the Good News that He is alive. “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers that they must leave for Galilee; they will see me there.” (Mt. 28:10). The Risen Lord dispels all fear and He encourages us all not to fear to share the truth about Him. We do not need to fear about the lying and deceiving relationship. We need not fear about the authorities, politicians and the so-called influential people who could crush the truth. Even though the world could after the lying soldiers and officials, yet the truth remains intact even we do not have any proof to justify it. May the Lord grant us grace to believe the Risen Lord just like that of women and spread the Good News to as many people as we could. May you have a good day.

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