Octave of Easter: Monday 22nd April, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Destroying Truth: In today’s Gospel, when the Jewish authorities discovered that Jesus has risen, they bribed the guards to lie that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body in the night when they were asleep.  Evil schemes will never triumph, they only perpetuate greater destruction; only the Truth of Jesus will triumph.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 28:8-13,15

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb,’ she said, ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’

So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter, following him, also came up, went into the tomb, saw the linen cloths lying on the ground and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed.

Till this moment they had still not understood the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.