Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
The risen Christ Jesus could have appeared to the council of the chief priests to vindicate himself and underscore the fact that he is the Son of God, as well as the Son of Man. Instead, though, the risen Lord met his disciples in the upper room, to encourage them and to draw them back into his light, his love and his life. Why? Because the disciples were full of awe and of joy at the news of their Master’s rising from the dead. The chief priests, on the other hand, met the news of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead with fear and treachery, trying to suppress the truth under a load of lies and money. The disciples embraced the truth and light of the Resurrection, while the chief priests tried to erase it from history. How do I receive the good news of Christ Jesus’ rising from the dead? Holy Spirit of God, help me embrace your risen Son.
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy. (Psalm 16:11 )
Let us dance with delight in the Lord and let our hearts be filled with rejoicing, for eternal salvation has appeared on the earth, alleluia.
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Alleluia, the Lord is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia.
A blessed and joyous Easter season to you !
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.