Readings, Acts 5: 27-32, 40-41, Ps 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13, Rev 5:11-14, John 21: 1-19

Christ encounters us in our past and present

The appearances of the risen Christ to his disciples happened in a gradual way. Seemingly, the disciples could not instantly comprehend the meaning of this event and they actually thought after the death of Christ that perhaps it as the end of it all. No wonder they withdraw to their old ways to their former occupations, because of practically two reasons; they had lost hope, and they had wanted to find something to occupy themselves with now that their master was no more.

Read more: 3rd Sunday of Easter, year C

Easter is a time to probe and heal wounds

Readings: Acts 5, 12-16; Ps 118, 2-4.22-24.25-27; Rev 1, 9-11a.12-13.17-19; Jn 20,19-31

The word of God for us on the second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) invites us to encounter the Risen Lord in our communities. A community that is animated by the word of God is proof that Christ is alive. The pierced heart of the risen Lord is the font of divine mercy. The invitation has been spoken out: “Come and be embraced by the unfathomable mercy of God and experience healing!”

Read more: Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter, year C)

Readings: Isaiah 50:4-7, Psalm 22:8-9.17-18.19-20.23-24, Philippians 2:6-11, Luke 22:14-23:56

The union of Joy and sorrow, love and pain

Dear brethren, today we enter into the most important week of our faith, in which we contemplate the mystery of our salvation. Today’s liturgy is a mixture of joy and sorrow, an amalgam of love and pain through which God expresses his love to a humanity that is very slow at understanding it. The purposes of all this dreadful and remorse igniting liturgy is to evoke in us believers a sense of guilt for our sins that continually condemn the Christ to crucifixtion.

Read more: Palm Sunday, Year C

Earth-made, but heaven-bound, Alleluia!

Readings: Acts 10,34.37-43; Ps 118, 1-2.16-17. 22-23; Col 3,1-4; Jn 20,1-9

Easter invites us to celebrate the victory of Light, Life and Truth. The empty tomb of Jesus is an ultimate declaration of the victory of the King of kings and Lord of Lords.  In His Name we also won a victory. This is indeed the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad, for we have been renewed.

Read more: Easter Sunday

Your past is forgotten, be open for newness

Readings: Is 43, 16-21; Ps 126, 1-6; Phil 3, 8-14; Jn 8,1-11

The Word of God for us on the fifth Sunday of Lent invites us to contemplate what God is doing in us as we make the journey of Lent. He is making something new. The old is past and the new is close at hand. Do you perceive it? Good news is that God does not condemn anybody but saves.

Read more: 5th Sunday of Lent, Year C

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