EASTER THURSDAY

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD EASTER THURSDAY April 16, 2020 WORD of the DAY 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.” (Luke 24: 36-39) How shall I live this Word? The Apostles who had remained closest to Jesus, those who had shared with Him the last three years of His life, those who knew Him well…no longer recognize Him! They think they are seeing a ghost and it was only a few days since His death! The encounter with Jesus is stopped by our rationality that says, It is not possible. I cannot believe it. Unfortunately, we believe only what our reason convinces us of, not what speaks to our heart. This is why we do not understand and do not see Jesus....