APRIL 18, 2021 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
First Reading: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Second Reading: 1 John 2:1-5a
Gospel: Luke 24:35-48
In today's Gospel, the risen Jesus appeared to His disciples again with His comforting greeting "Peace be with you," and asking them: "Why are you troubled?"
Today let us ask the Lord to comfort us with His words, "Peace be with you," and let Him ask us "Why are you troubled?" What is it that is bothering, troubling us right now? Finances? Health? Relationships?
There are many things that are beyond our control. There is always the unknown. Likewise, there are realities in our past that can no longer be undone. Faith and trust in God can heal us of our troubled past and strengthen us for our difficult present realities, as well as our uncertain future
All too often, we focus on the things and events around us, and we forget God's presence within us, and among us. The biggest paradigm shift is that of putting on the eyeglasses of faith and seeing the world as God sees it. From this vantage point, a lot of things fall into place, and the world, with all its "sham, drudgery, and broken dreams," finds new meaning. So if life is getting too hazy, blurred or dark, it is time to put on our eyeglasses called "faith".
Prayer: Lord let us see you with the eyes of faith so we may have your peace. Amen