Easter Tide

As we are in the Easter Tide, a period of fifty days which begins at Easter and ends on Pentecost, the readings of the Liturgy refreshes us with the joy of the resurrection of the Lord. What joy  Mary Magdalene and the other Mary must have felt as they met the Risen Saviour saying `Greetings` to them! Their joy was truly proportionate to  the deep love they had for Jesus, whom they were painfully missing, and whose body they went to see in the tomb.

Yes, when I love Jesus, confronting Him within the cave of my heart in prayer, meditating the Scripture, participating in the Sacraments will be a great joy for me.

The disciples had denied and deserted Jesus at the time of His Passion. And yet for the Beloved Lord, they were still His brothers! „go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.“ (Mt 28.10). What is my attitude towards those who deny and desert me?

Every believer in Jesus is His brother and sister. „My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it“ (Lk 8.21). May the Spirit of Truth give us the Wisdom to reject the false teaching that Mother Mary had other children, because Jesus mentions “brothers” in His conversation!

„These things happened….and they were written down to instruct us (1 Cor 10.11), so that by steadfastness and by encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope“ (Rom 15.4)

Holy Spirit, enlighten and inspire me as I read the Holy Scripture, so that what I read may be translated into a reality in my life.

Mary Pereira