Fourth Friday of Easter

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fourth Friday of Easter Time May 17, 2019 WORD of the DAY When they had accomplished all that was written about him, they took him down from the tree and placed him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, and for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. These are [now] his witnesses before the people. We ourselves are proclaiming this good news to you that what God promised our ancestors he has brought to fulfillment for us, (their) children, by raising up Jesus, as it is written in the second psalm, ‘You are my son; this day I have begotten you’. (Acts 13: 29-33) How shall I live this Word? We know that the Acts of the Apostles narrate what happened at the beginning of the Church after the Israelites and their leaders had arrived at the perverse death sentence of Jesus in Jerusalem. Here we note an important clarification for our faith. By deciding to kill Christ Jesus, they actually fulfilled what had been announced in the enlightened texts of the prophets about the death of Christ followed by...

EASTER THURSDAY

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD EASTER THURSDAY April 25, 2019 WORD of the DAY  Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost.  Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts?   Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.”  And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed, he asked them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of baked fish; he took it and ate it in front of them.              (Luke 24: 35-48)   How shall I live this Word? Experience precedes knowledge and sets the conditions for it: the news of the resurrection imposes itself...

JESUS IS ALIVE~

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD April 16, 2017 EASTER SUNDAY JESUS LIVES!     WORD of the DAY  So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.  They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.  When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths* there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.  Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed.  For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead.        (John 20: 3-9.) How shall I live this Word? It is not easy to believe in Jesus’ Resurrection, a fundamental event, central to all of Christianity, without which “our preaching would be empty and empty our faith as well” (Cf. 1 Cor. 15: 14).  John the Evangelist shows in his Gospel this special awareness of the importance and the difficulty...
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