Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Easter evangelizes and builds faith by using John 20:19-31. “My Lord and my God!” is exclamation of Thomas in this Gospel reading. The first step toward believing in the miracle of the Eucharist is to want Christ’s death to save us from our sins and to want his resurrection to take us to heaven. The final step occurs when our desire to unite to Jesus is so thorough that we yearn for him to consume our lives with his presence. We want the divine Jesus to come to us in the flesh, in whatever manner he chooses, to transform us into his likeness.
“My Lord and my God!” used to be our exclamation at the raising of the Eucharist during Mass. It would be good to renew this habit. It’s an awe-filled, humble recognition of Christ’s Lordship and of the reality of his presence in the form of bread and wine.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for Divine Mercy Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, and use as a handout for adult education, faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.
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