Dear People of God,
May the Lord give you peace, joy, and health in the Risen Lord. Jesus is truly risen. Alleluia.
It is 21st April 2022. We reflect on Acts 3:11-26 and Luke 24:35-48.
We are invited to reflect on three things today. To recognise the Risen Lord and His Presence, to believe in the powerful Name of Jesus and to become a witness for the resurrection of Jesus
In a forgiving spirit, St. Peter shared his conviction of the Risen Lord to all who were ignorant. Most of us are so easily pulled to the Passion than resurrection.
The Risen Lord “stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’
The first reading is the continuation of the yesterday. St. Peter took the healing of the Crippled man to expound the meaning of the miracle and to make them comprehend the Risen Christ is the One who healed was the person they got rid of. The name of Jesus brought hope and healing to all those who were ignorant of Him.
The risen Lord appears to the disciples as a group. He appeared to them to strengthen, encourage, and to clear all their fear and doubts about He was alive.
The disciples recognised the Risen Lord in the Eucharist and in the Word of God. Yes, the Eucharistic meal is always an occasion for us to encounter, experience and enter a relationship with the Risen Christ. Again, it is in the Eucharist, that we come to understand and appreciate the salvific plan of God in Christ. Easter is the time to recognise the Risen Lord not only in the Eucharist, the Word of God but in each one of us and the events that unfold to glorify the name of the Lord.
He met the entire group of disciples in the Upper Room. They met a real person not a ghost, a spirit or hallucinated image.
How do we recognise the risen Lord today in our life, family, and work?
Has our participation in the Eucharist become a ritual, habit not an experience or encounter? The Risen Lord wants us to be the witnesses and instruments of peace, forgiveness and hope as He sent them out. May God bless you.