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.