Church of St Francis of Assisi

Church Bulletin 19 April 2015

Weekly Reflection

"And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”
Luke 24:35-48

This week's Gospel follows immediately after Jesus' appearance to the 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus. They had rushed back to Jerusalem and were still sharing their story when Jesus appeared to all the disciples. The disciples, understandably were afraid and startled. Eventually, it gave way to joy and amazement but they were still in disbelief. In order to settle their minds, Jesus ate a piece of fish in front of them and opened them to understand the scriptures. 

How can someone who died on the cross of shame, be among the living once again? The Resurrection is a mystery but a reality. It is difficult for us to comprehend that the object of shame can be the way to glory. However, this is what Jesus promised us. We have to die to all the negative things in ourselves in order to rise to to his promises. What is the negative thing you are dying to now?