EASTER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, THE 3RD DAY OF THE OCTAVE

LET THE WHOLE HOUSE OF ISRAEL KNOW FOR CERTAIN THAT GOD HAS MADE HIM BOTH LORD AND MESSIAH, THIS JESUS WHOM YOU CRUCIFIED.  ALLELUIA!  Acts 2;36

Christ descended into the depths of our sorrow; he felt our weariness and tasted our tears; he bore our wounds and died our death.  In him, with him, and through him, we are raised to the new life of all those baptized into the mystery of his cross. (Magnificat)

MEDITATION:  Emmaus:  Only he, the Living One, can give meaning to existence and enable those who are weary and sad, downhearted and drained of hope, to continue on their journey.  This was the experience of the two disciples who were on their way from Jerusalem to Emmaus on Easter Day (LK 24:13-35).  They were talking about Jesus but their sad looks expressed their disappointed hopes, uncertainty and melancholy.  They had left their homeland to follow Jesus with his friends and had discovered a new reality in which forgiveness and love were no longer only words but had a tangible effect on life.  Jesus of Nazareth had made all things new, he had transformed their life.  But new he was dead and it all seemed to be over…

Jesus brought forgiveness and love. They were no longer only words…………..Cont’d Thursday.

 

 

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