Archive - April, 2017
Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11
1 Peter 1:17-21
We should put ourselves in the shoes of the disciples in today's Gospel. Downcast and confused they're making their way down the road, unable to understand all the things that have occurred.
They know what they've seen—a prophet mighty in word and deed. They know what they were hoping for—that...
Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
1 Peter 1:3-9
We are children of Jesus' Resurrection from the dead. Through this wondrous sign of His great mercy, the Father of Jesus has given us new birth, as we hear in today's Epistle.
Today's First Reading sketches the "family life" of our first ancestors in the household of God (see 1 Peter 4:17). We see them doing what we still...
Acts 10:34, 37-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today's Gospel tells us that Peter and John "saw and believed."
What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor of an empty tomb. Maybe that convinced them that He hadn't been carted off by grave robbers, who usually stole the expensive burial linens and left the corpses behind.
Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
"All this has come to pass that the writings of the prophets may be fulfilled," Jesus says in today's Gospel (see Matthew 26:56).
Indeed, we have reached the climax of the liturgical year, the highest peak of salvation history, when all that has been anticipated and promised is to be fulfilled.
By the close of today's long...