Easter Octave: Thursday 4th April, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Proofs of the Risen Lord” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus our Risen Lord appears to His disciples and blesses them with His Peace, and they were overjoyed.  Jesus showed them His side and ate some fish, to prove that it is Truly Him, the Risen Lord.  Ponder on, “Do we still have doubts about Jesus or is our faith firmly rooted in His Resurrection, and His Promise of Eternal Salvation?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 24:36-44

The disciples were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost. But he said, ‘Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts stirring in your hearts? See by my hands and my feet that it is I myself. Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.’

And as he said this he showed them his hands and his feet. Their joy was so great that they still could not believe it, as they were dumbfounded; so he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ And they offered him a piece of grilled fish, which he took and ate before their eyes. Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, was destined to be fulfilled.’