Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 5:12-16 & John 20:19-31
St. Luke in writing the book of Acts, along with St. John writing his Gospel and all the disciples gathered together in a house were tender-hearted to ward God, and to the people brought to them for God’s healing. Subsequently, hard-heartedness has no place in us as disciples of Jesus, risen from the dead, as Easter people. ‘Doubting’ Thomas shows us the way to have our hardness of heart transformed into a tenderness of heart that readily admits error, readily forgives and just as readily then believes in the person and the power of Christ Jesus. When we, when I, see Jesus for who he really is, in all honesty I must allow my heart to be tenderized by his living presence. Is my heart tough or tender? Christ Jesus, help me be tender-hearted to God and to others.
Bring your hand and feel the place of the nails, and do not be unbelieving, but believing. (John 2:27)
Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves.
Corrie Ten Boom
Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed! Many ‘lively’ blessings be upon you and your family throughout these 50 days of the Easter Season!
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
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.