Moved to Greater Love
Moved to Greater Love

Easter Thursday, April 24

Today’s Grace

I ask for the grace to rejoice in the love Jesus has for me when I see his wounds.

Scripture/Reading

Reading via the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website:

Lk 24:35-48
The disciples of Jesus recounted what had taken place along the way,
and how they had come to recognize him in the breaking of 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.

He said to them,
“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you,
that everything written about me in the law of Moses
and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.”
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
And he said to them,
“Thus it is written that the Christ 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.
You are witnesses of these things.”

Reflection Questions

  1. I see myself in the upper room with Jesus’ disciples. I know how crucifixion totally destroys a person. How do I respond to these reports of Jesus being alive?
  2. Jesus says to us: Look at my hands and feet; touch me and see. Do I touch him? Do I touch his wounds? He invites me to speak. What do I say?
  3. Jesus says: You are witnesses of these things. What things? How do I witness to these things? How do I witness to his aliveness, to his wounds? I speak to Jesus about how he can help me in my witnessing.

Reflection

Music: “Sing to the Mountains” by Bob Dufford, SJ

Other Resources

View the daily readings at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website.





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