After Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary of Magdala, from whom he had driven out seven demons. She went and reported the news to his followers, who were now mourning and weeping. But when they heard that he lived, and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.
After this he showed himself in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. These men also went back and told the others, but they did not believe them.
Later Jesus showed himself to the Eleven while they were at table. He reproached them for their unbelief, and hardness of heart, in refusing to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
Then he told them, “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation.
Christopher was a gifted man with many physical qualities, such as power and a kind heart. He was an agnostic. For him, the only reality was what he could physically see, feel and touch. Yet, he was kind and served others through his ferryboat. During a severe storm, the ferryboat capsized and Christopher dove into the raging waters to rescue a young child. Once on the shore, he looked at the child and saw the face of Christ. He was gifted with faith, for he had seen the face of Christ. (R. Rolheiser Living Beyond Doubt, 1997-11-12)
“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.” (Robin Hood) Don’t give up until the ordinary turns extraordinary. God could be found if one doesn’t stop loving his neighbor.
“I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but he eluded me. I sought my brother, and I found all three.” (Wm. Blake)
“When you are called from your prayers or the Eucharistic celebration to serve the poor, you lose nothing, since to serve the poor is to go to God. You must see God in the faces of the poor.” (Vincent de Paul)
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