Daily Reflections

Monday 5th April – Easter Octave

And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me” (Excerpt from Mt 28:8-15) filezilla 32bit 다운로드.

Short Reflection:

By calling his disciples his “brothers”, Jesus shows that there is a new family that has been created through his death and resurrection. All who believe in him become brothers and sisters to each other because they seek to do the Father’s will (Mt 12:50). This should take precedence over all other types of allegiance like blood relations, tribe, colour, nationality, etc midi 다운로드. We are the Family of God because Jesus, the Son of God, is our senior brother. Easter cannot leave us indifferent and life cannot continue as before.

Who are the witnesses that Jesus has put on my way to remind me that he is victorious over death and that he calls me to participate in his mission of giving new life?

Tuesday 6th April – Easter Octave

Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father Download Katok Voice. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” (Excerpt from Jn 20:11-18).

Short Reflection:

In spite of this situation, Jesus takes time for Mary Magdalene. He acknowledges her tears and questions her about it and her search: “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” (v. 15). Jesus asks her the important questions of her life Download Leoru. Without digging deep into herself, she is not able to recognise the risen Lord. Jesus accompanies her on this inner journey by calling her name (v. 16) provoking her to turn around within herself and to acknowledge Jesus as “Rabboni!” (Teacher). It is when this happens that Jesus sends her to the disciples whom he now calls his “brothers”. The experience of seeing the risen Jesus makes Mary Magdalene a missionary of the Master to the apostles 탑 건. She is rightly called the Apostle of the Apostles!

Who are some of the people who have taught me through their trouble that God is alive?

Wednesday 7th April – Easter Octave

And he said to the [two disciples on their way from Jerusalem to Emmaus], “Oh, how foolish you are Download Vegas 13 Kizen! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures (Excerpt from Lk 24:13-35).

Short Reflection:

Jesus had been faithful to the message of Good News to the poor. The Scriptures help us understand Jesus’ life, and Jesus’ life helps us understand the Scriptures better 카티아강좌. Every gesture now done in his name, like sharing their stories with each other, listening to each other, reading the Scriptures, learning from them, participating in the community thanksgiving prayer (Eucharist), take on a new meaning. Through them they come to recognise with faith Jesus present in their midst (v. 35).

How have some passages of the Scriptures helped me to overcome a disappointment and see God at work in a way that I did not expect 킹오파 97?

Thursday 8th April

Then [Jesus] opened their minds to understand the scriptures. And he said to them, “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem 히든 피겨스 자막. You are witnesses of these things (Excerpt from Lk 24:35-48).

Short Reflection:

Jerusalem, the city to which the nations would come to share in the light of God and in which the Messiah died and rose, becomes the point of departure to the rest of the world. Our communities today still offer us opportunities to help each other on our faith journey. Reading and studying the Scriptures personally and together can help us deepen our faith in Jesus in order to be better missionary disciples of his loving mercy to our brothers and sisters 몬길 매크로 다운로드.

How has my participation in the life of a community helped me grow in my faith in Jesus?

Friday 9th April – Easter Octave

So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn (Excerpt from Jn 21:1-14).

Short Reflection:

The fishing expedition had taken place at night but it was in vain. It is in the morning when they meet the stranger who instructs them where to cast the net and they obey, and they make an extraordinarily big catch.
Like the disciples after the resurrection, as we reach out to share God’s Good News with others, we need to trust in him and to accept to be nourished by him. It is in the ordinariness of daily life and of team work that God continues to reveal himself to us in and through the Eucharist and the other sacraments.

What are some of the situations in which I was near despair, but when I listened to God and acted accordingly I felt the presence and the love of God?

Saturday 10th April

She [Mary Magdalene] went and told his companions who were mourning and weeping. When they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe (Excerpt from Mk 16:9-15).

Short Reflection:

If I wait to be perfect before witnessing to the Good news of Jesus by my lifestyle, i will never begin. God loves me in spite of my doubts and weaknesses and sends me out to meet others in their weaknesses. The disciple of Jesus, far from being a perfect saint, is a sinner on a journey with others towards Life in its fullness.

What is pulling me down and keeping me from sharing the Good News? Where do we need to hear that Jesus still feeds us?

Adapted from:
TEACH ME LORD, YOUR WAY! Year of Publication: 2016 (Paulines Publications Africa)

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