Third Sunday of Easter, April 15th
The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them 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.”
–Luke 24: 35-48
“Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.” This is still true to this day in the Mass. If we want to truly know Jesus, keeping his commandments so we are not liars as the Second Reading tells us—the sacramental life, but especially the Eucharist, is essential. Through the Eucharist, we can encounter Christ just as the disciples who touched Him did. We know that we aren’t required to attend daily mass—however, there is nothing else we can do that is so powerful and so meaningful. The mass itself has changed the world, and continues to do so. We must allow it to continue to change us!
Give thanks to the Lord for the blessing of His Body and Blood! Be sure to thank Him after receivi
ng Him for these great gifts.
If there is a day during the week that you don’t regularly attend mass, make an effort to do so this week if possible! If you are already a daily communicant, invite someone who doesn’t regularly attend daily mass to do so.
Health Challenge: REST
Sunday, the day of rest is here! Tonight try and go to bed at a time so you can get 7 hours of sleep.
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