Easter Vigil: Saturday 16th April, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Resurrection of Jesus: In today’s Gospel, several women who loved Jesus deeply went to His tomb with spices and found it empty; but the angels revealed that Jesus had Risen.  Ponder on, “If we love Jesus deeply, we will receive special insights into the infinite Beauty and Power of Jesus’ Resurrection in our lives.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 24:1-12

 On the first day of the week, at the first sign of dawn, the women went to the tomb with the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but on entering they discovered that the body of the Lord Jesus was not there. As they stood there not knowing what to think, two men in brilliant clothes suddenly appeared at their side. Terrified, the women lowered their eyes. But the two men said to them, ‘Why look among the dead for someone who is alive? He is not here; he has risen. Remember what he told you when he was still in Galilee: that the Son of Man had to be handed over into the power of sinful men and be crucified, and rise again on the third day?’

And they remembered his words. When the women returned from the tomb they told all this to the Eleven and to all the others. The women were Mary of Magdala, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James. And the other women with them also told the apostles.