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Tag Archive for ‘Easter’

Christ is Risen

Being aware of our shortcomings “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:3). So many times, we all know it, it’s easier and more comfortable to see and condemn the defects and sins of others, without being […]

Tuesday 16 April

Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 71; John 13:21-23, 36-38 …you will follow me later… During this week we are invited to be with Jesus. We have lived through many Holy Weeks and Easter celebrations, and it is never just a holiday time for us. Yet can we be attentive to this Holy Week, right here and now, […]

Out of Darkness … into Light

Out of darkness God has called us, Claimed by Christ as God’s own people. Holy nation, royal priesthood, Walking in God’s marvellous light. — Refrain from the hymn Out of Darkness by Christopher Walker The images on the cover and on page 2 of this issue of the Messenger are evocative of the account of […]

Saturday 7 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 4:13-21; Ps 118; Mark 16:9-15 Jesus has risen from the dead Jesus has now appeared three times to his followers. He is cross with them and rebukes them for their unbelief and hardness of heart. He tells them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” It is up to […]

Friday 6 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 4:1-12; Ps 118; John 21:1-14 Jesus has risen from the dead Jesus calls four fisherman, Peter, Andrew, James and John, to be his first disciples. Now, after so much anxiety and uncertainty, they need a break. As a fisherman Peter naturally says, “I am going fishing.” Jesus knows what Peter and his mates will […]

Thursday 5 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 3;11-26; Ps 8; Luke 24:35-48 Jesus has risen from the dead Jesus appears to the gathering of disciples. “Peace be with you.” They are puzzled, incredulous. “It is me. Look at my hands and feet.” Then he eats with them. He goes to great lengths to prove he has risen. It is not a […]

Wednesday 4 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 3:1-10; Ps 105; Luke 24:13-35 Jesus has risen from the dead Luke’s reading makes the resurrection ‘official’. There were doubts in the disciples minds about a resurrection. Now Jesus has walked with two disciples and celebrated the Eucharist. The two recounted this to the others. Their doubts are set aside. Jesus is risen – […]

Tuesday 3 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 2:36-41; Ps 33; John 20:11-18 Jesus has risen from the dead John describes Mary Magdalen weeping outside the empty tomb. Mary who had accompanied Jesus to Calvary. Anointed his body. She is overcome with grief at the empty tomb. Then her reward to be the first to meet Jesus. Joyful news to tell the […]

Monday 2 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 2:14,22-33; Ps 16; Matthew 28:8-15 Jesus has risen from the dead Matthew writes that the two Marys have found the tomb empty. They rush away to tell the disciples “Jesus has risen” Then they meet him! What joy they must experience. Jesus has risen – Christianity is alive and well as it is now […]

An Easter Sunday Reflection

What an alarming moment as Mary Magdalene and the disciples discover the empty tomb where Jesus had laid. Along with all the disciples, and with Jesus’ mother Mary, Mary Magdalene has been through several days of deep grief. The one who had held all their hopes was defeated, killed, destroyed, and along with his death […]