April 20, 2014
Text (Gospel Story) John 20:1-9
On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb and we don’t know where they put him.” So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there…and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
Sharing the Mission
St Louise de Marillac said “We must develop the practice of making frequent acts of the desire to know God and ourselves. This will lead us to make the repeated acts of love which we owe Him and to avoid anything that is displeasing to Him. We must often abandon ourselves to Him, show Him our hearts filled with trust and gratitude; and try from time to time to whisper prayers to Him.”
(Leader) Risen Lord, through your triumph of the cross,
(Together) May our sufferings lead us to deeper union with you.
(Leader) Risen Lord, you brought faith and hope to your disciples,
(Together) May we abandon ourselves to you, in trust and gratitude.
(Leader) Risen Lord, your resurrection formed a community of believers,
(Together) Give us true love for one another.
(Leader) Risen Lord, you give God’s love poured out in our hearts,
(Together) Make us beloved disciples who “see and believe.”
Reflection 3 April 20, 2014
Share in the joys of Easter with whomever you come into contact with this week.
How do you ‘see and believe’ in your service to others?