Daily Reflections


Daily Reflection of Easter 2019


Day: 22nd April Monday

Scripture Reading (Excerpt from Mt 28:8-15 )

“Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

Short Reflection:

I accompany these women to the tomb and “fearful yet overjoyed” we run to tell the disciples that You have risen. Grant me renewed desires to be a joyful person so that I can run to all my friends and tell them about You.

Day: 23rd April Tuesday

Scripture Reading (Excerpt from Jn 20:11-18 )

“They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.”

Short Reflection:

Am I sorry for the times I have lost You through my carelessness, through deliberate sins: lying, casting impure glances at people or images on the internet, laziness …?

Jesus, I want to love You as Mary of Magdala, because I too am a sinner and I too want to convert!

Day: 24th April Wednesday

Scripture Reading (Excerpt from Lk 24:13-35 )

Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognising him.

Short Reflection:

These disciples were sad because they didn’t know that You had risen from the dead. But I know that You are risen. I know that if I have You as my Friend, there is nothing that should overwhelm me.  Do I allow myself to be overcome by sadness because of the turn of events in a day? Are there things bothering me now? “What sort of things?”

Day: 25th April Thursday

Scripture Reading (Excerpt from Lk 24:35-48 )

While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

Short Reflection:

God’s word, listened to and celebrated, above all in the Eucharist, nourishes and inwardly strengthens Christians, enabling them to offer an authentic witness to the Gospel in daily life. Jesus, is it possible for me to attend Mass more frequently – even daily?

Day: 26th April Friday

Scripture Reading (Excerpt from Jn 21:1-14 )

Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?

Short Reflection:

You came to them once more, to remind them that You had risen from the dead – You are alive!

Do I realise that You also come to me again and again, in Holy Communion to show me that You are with me … that You want to be very close – in “common-union” with me?

Day: 27th April Saturday

Scripture Reading (Excerpt from Mk 16:9-15)

He appeared to them and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart

Short Reflection:

Lord, I have the means to strive to be a saint: the Eucharist, Confession, spiritual guidance, reading the Gospels, the Rosary …. Can I refuse to believe? Can I refuse to correspond to Your grace?  I will make an effort to correspond, to struggle every day.

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