Apr 28, 2019
Jesus died on the cross for love of us and gave us the Holy Spirit for the forgiveness of sins. When the Lord met his disciples after the resurrection he said, “Peace be with you.” And this is what we want too: peace. Confession is a wonderful gift to us.
In today’s Gospel we hear of Thomas doubting the Lord’s resurrection. Jesus had not appeared to Thomas along with the other disciples. He made him wait. And Jesus makes us wait too. And Thomas may have feared censure from Jesus. But Jesus did not reject him but accepted him. He met him where he needed to be met, in his unbelief. If we find it difficult to believe, there is hope for us. God is at work in us to draw us ever closer to him.
Often God allows bad things to happen because a greater good can come from them. The Lord does not want us to ignore grief, but to allow him to work through it. The story of the resurrection begins and ends in joy, but there is a lot of sorrow, anxiety, and fear in between. Like a brilliant mythical tale, which happens to be true. Judas gave into sadness and despaired.
Let us look at our lives and see how the Lord has transformed our sorrow and pain into joy. His hand is always at work for our good. Let us hold on to him, trusting that he knows us and loves us.See more from Homily Series: Easter
TUES | 6:30pm
WED–SAT | 8:15am
SAT | 5pm ("at-risk" individuals in church; others in parish hall)
SUN | 9am & 11am
(Sunday morning Mass attendance will be based on last names. Some will be asked to attend in the church; others in Mercy Hall. See signs for details.)
(In alley between hall and school in JPII room)
TUE | 7-8pm
FRI | 7-8pm
SAT | 9 am until all are heard
TUE | 7-8pm
FRI | 9am-8pm
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School: 1521 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912