Saturday, April 07, 2012
EASTER SUNDAY - B
EASTER SUNDAY - B
Acts 10:34a, 37-43 / Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8 / Jn 20:1-9 or, at
afternoon or evening Mass, Lk 24:13-35, White
ACTS 10:34A, 37-43
Peter then spoke to them, "Truly, I realize that God does not show
partiality, No doubt you have heard of the event that occurred
throughout the whole country of the Jews, beginning from Galilee,
after the baptism John preached. You know how God Holy Spirit and
power. He went about doing good and healing all who were under the
devil's power, because God was with him; we are witnesses of all that
he did throughout the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem itself. Yet
they put him to death by hanging him on a wood en cross. But God
raised him to life on the third day and let him manifest himself, not
to all the people, but to the witnesses that were chosen beforehand by
God—to us who ate and drank with him after his resurrection from
death. And he commanded us to preach to the people and to bear witness
that he is the one appointed by God to judge the living and the dead.
All the prophets say of him, that everyone who believes in him has
forgiveness of sins through his Name."
So then, if you are risen with Christ, seek the things that are above,
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the
things that are above, not on earthly things. For you have died and
your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your
life, reveals himself, you also will be revealed with him in Glory.
Now, on the first day after the Sabbath, Mary of Magdala came to the
tomb early in the morning while it was still dark, and she saw that
the stone blocking the tomb had been moved away. She ran to Peter, and
the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and she said to them, "They have
taken the Lord out of the tomb and we don't know where they have laid
him." Peter then set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb.
They ran together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the
tomb first. He bent down and saw the linen cloths lying flat, but he
did not enter. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered the
tomb; he, too, saw the linen cloths lying flat. The napkin, which had
been around his head, was not lying flat like the other linen cloths,
but lay rolled up in its place. Then the other disciple, who had
reached the tomb first, also went in; he saw and believed. Scripture
clearly said that he must rise from the dead, but they had not yet
Today is a time to rejoice and hope. The fast is over, giving way to
feast. No matter what we are undergoing, Easter allows us to hope for
the simple reason that the Lord is risen. He suffered and died but
now, he is alive. He has overcome death. Our father in heaven has
vindicated His son for being faithful until the end. Victory and joy
are what we feel as Jesus conquers all. Light now prevails over
And so with the resurrection of Jesus, we see some light and hope.
After three years of creative ministry that brought about joy and
opposition leading to his suffering and death, Jesus' prediction of
his resurrection has come true. Even his friends could not fathom that
the expected Messiah did not conform to their previous impressions and
understanding, particularly in his cruel death. More so, their
confusion, fear, and sadness were aggravated by his claim of his
resurrection, something that was totally alien to them. Not
surprisingly, his friends were not present during his passion and
And so in the Gospel account of the resurrection, we see Mary Magdala
visiting the tomb of Jesus only to discover that it is empty, which is
subsequently confirmed by Peter and the other disciple. Moreover, an
angel tells them that the Lord is alive. They are then instructed to
tell his disciples that they are to meet in Galilee. Why Galilee? It
was where the apostles had their first encounter with Jesus and
memories of such wonderful encounter had to be relived in order to be
able to start again.
Our Galilee experience allows us to begin anew. No matter what we
undergo especially when we are faced with situations of helplessness
and hopelessness, we just have to recall that Jesus is there for us.
He is alive. Death has been conquered and thus, life triumphs over
death. Such truth is sufficient reason for us to move on in life with
courage and joy.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo
- JT, John Thompson, Brian, Michael G, Mary Ann R, Linda O, Gene L,
Delores & Kristen
- Msgr. Tim O'Donovan
… for the personal intentions of
- Dr Ugo Anyaugo, Ogechi Anyaugo, Barr & Barr Mrs Obinna Okoronkwo,
Ifeanyi Anyaugo, Chuba Anyaugo,and Cordelia Anyaugo
- Beny and Soraya Chua
- Dana, Eugene R, Rita & Pam & Ben
- Josheil Dapo
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Sr. Teresita Canivel, MIC
- Conrado Rodriguez
- Angelo Castro Jr.
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Elpidio P. Reyes
- Birthday: Concesa Padilla
- Birthday: Pepeton Villaluna
- Wedding Anniversary: Jocelyn & Dr. Davis Chu
- Thanksgiving: Castillo Family
- In Memoriam (+): Co Tiong C.
… for families who are in need of healing
… for world peace and reconciliation.
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers
and for those who need our prayers the most.
Have a good day!
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