February 22, 2024     3:24 pm
140. Week of Easter Sunday - Saturday
The Lord is risen indeed.
          The Lord is risen indeed.   Luke 24:34
          When the disciples of Emmaus had recognised the Risen One, they rose up that same hour, and returned to Jerusalem with haste, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them. And immediately they were met with the cry: "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" And they told those assembled there what things had been done on the way, and how He was known by them because of the breaking of the bread. But even so they did not all believe that the Lord had actually risen. And while they spoke, and the doors being shut for fear of the Jews, lo, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them and said: "Peace be to you!" But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed that they beheld a spirit. And He said to them: "Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet that it is I myself; handle Me and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see Me have." And when He had thus spoken, He showed them His hands and His feet and His side with the prints of His wounds. And while they did not yet believe for joy and wonderment, He said to them: "Have you any meat here?" And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and a honeycomb. And He took it and ate before them. Then, finally, the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Now they all knew that He had risen indeed. Such knowledge is peace. For since Christ is risen, we know that He is the Saviour indeed, and has truly saved us, so that now we are children of God, reconciled through Him, and heirs of eternal life. Such knowledge is peace. Do you possess this knowledge, this peace?
          PRAYER: - O Jesus, grant to me, too, at all times, through Your Word and the Holy Spirit, the living knowledge that You are the true and risen Saviour, to the end that I may take comfort in You, and firmly believe that through You I have been redeemed and am a child of God and an heir of eternal life. Give me Your peace, O Jesus! Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
February 22, 2024     3:24 pm