EASTER MONDAY JESUS LIVES!

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD EASTER MONDAY, April 1, 2018 JESUS LIVES! WORD of the DAY   They assembled with the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.’  And if this gets to the ears of the governor, we will satisfy [him] and keep you out of trouble.”  The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present [day].      (Matthew 28: 14) How shall I live this Word? The Octave of Easter is a help for us to understand more deeply the Easter Mystery.  The accounts of the apparitions and the reactions of the disciples accompany us during these eight days.  The misunderstanding of Jesus’ words and signs, more or less willful, had decreed His death.  However, His condemnation and His death did not end the problems of the elders.  When the soldiers attest that the tomb was empty without anyone having violated it, there is no explanation for them, they cannot reason.  They fear that rather than helping...