READ: The first reading describes that to experience new life in the risen Christ, one has to go through repentance, acknowledging ignorance or weaknesses and turning away from sinfulness. This is affirmed in the second reading as it invites not to commit sin and to follow the truth who is Jesus himself. The gospel gives us an example of a journey of faith as it narrates how the apostles came to believe in the risen Christ who entered into God’s glory. A journey that we must also traverse so that death will no longer be a dreadful experience.
REFLECT: Belief in the Lord’s resurrection impels us to radically change our way of thinking and living. However, there are still many among us who call themselves Christians and keep living as if Christ had never risen. They remain in their old selves and living in want and meaninglessness. How do we live as Easter people? Are we professing our faith in the risen Lord in words and in deeds?
PRAY: Lord, oftentimes we stumble and fall in our journey because of our confusions and experience of meaninglessness. Make us strong and firm in our faith in you as we traverse the path of uncertainties; surprise us with your loving and comforting presence when we are attacked by disbelief for You are the way, the truth and the life! Amen.
ACT: Be the source of hope and life of your family or community today by doing good works of charity. Stop gossiping! Listen to the problems of your children. Understand and give affirmation to the effort of your father or mother.
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