Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2nd Sunday of Easter 2013

The Word for the 2nd Sunday of Easter:
        Acts 5:12-16
        Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
        Revelation 1:9-11a, 13-13, 17-19
        John 20:19-31

Our 40 day fast is over as we begin our 50 day celebration of the risen Christ!  We are indeed an Easter People.

But what exactly does that mean?  For our first reading, the entire Easter Season, we put aside the Hebrew Scriptures and focus our attention of the Acts of the Apostles... that glorious sequel to Luke's Gospel that explores the life of the Apostles and the growth of the early Church after the risen Christ departs.  How fitting for Easter!  As we cope with the meaning of Easter in our own lives, we look back to see what it meant for the Apostles.

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