Third Sunday of Easter

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First Reading: Acts 2: 14, 22-33

Responsorial Psalm: 16:1-2, 5,, 7-8, 9-10, 11

Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:17-21

Gospel Reading: Lk:24:13-35

Reflection: As we navigate through Easter Season, the church invites us to nurture our faith in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus. The scriptural readings in this season share the stories of the Risen Lord if glory as He encounters his own disciples and assures to them that He died on Good Friday and now He is alive.  In today’s gospel reading, the Risen Christ joins two destructed disciples on their way to Emmaus. Jesus listens to theirs stories of fears and despair brought by Good Friday experiences. After listening to them, Jesus responds to them, “Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all the prophets spoke! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer thee things and enter into his glory?” In this encounter, Jesus sheds the powerful light in their minds and transforms their ignorance, despairs and fears to knowledge of resurrection, strength, and fearlessness to witness to the ends of the earth. We are Easter people and our song is Alleluia! Fr. Severine