Daily Word Of God
In the evening of that same day, 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, after saying this, he 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. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel the Risen Jesus revealed the glory of His resurrection to His disciples. He showed them the wounds of His passion, calmed their fears and gave them His peace.
- Jesus gave His apostles the gift of the Holy Spirit and commissioned them to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth. The emboldened apostles, filled with the Holy Spirit fearlessly witnessed the joy and truth of the Gospel with their lives.
- Do you believe in the Holy Spirit of the Risen Christ? Jesus will also send His Spirit to strengthen your faith in His promises and your hope through His resurrection. He is waiting for you to ask Him.