DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Risen Lord – Joy!: In today’s Gospel, when Jesus the Risen Lord appeared to His disciples, they were rightly filled with a Joy that overcame their fears. Ponder on, “Do we allow the Joy of Jesus, the Risen Lord to fill our hearts, homes and lives? If not, which obstacles are causing fear within me?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
In the evening of the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.
‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’ After saying this he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’