I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Reflection for April 20, Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection John 20:1-9

Gospel: John 20:1-9
1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." 3 Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. 4 They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; 5 and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, 7 and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
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How does the gospel reading today about the resurrection of Christ speaks to you? Does it simply tell the story about Jesus’ triumph over death and then it’s ok already and we move-on with our daily chores once again? Or it speaks to us with a deeper sense of renewal that Jesus resurrection must also be our own resurrection and triumph over our sinfulness.

From being sinful we now try our very best to live a holy and meaningful life. For this is our own way of saying that Jesus has also resurrected within us by way of living our lives according to what the resurrected Christ wants us to live it.

If from here-on our mindset is to live our lives according to what the resurrected Jesus wants us to live it. By means of leaving behind our own sinfulness, our arrogance and high sense of ourselves and so forth.

Then the resurrection of Jesus is truly meaningful for everyone of us for the reason that we allowed it to make a big difference in our lives. We allowed it to usher within us the defeat of anything that is evil and sinful.

Let us not therefore make the resurrection of Jesus a simple ritual that we simply remember today. Let us allow it to transform us. Let us allow it to carve a permanent dwelling in our hearts from here-on.  

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