April 21, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

John 20:1-9
In this Gospel Reading, we hear that the other disciple “saw and believed.”  Can you describe a time in your life when you believed in Jesus’ Presence in the situation but you did not yet understand how everything was going to work out.  What gave you the wisdom and strength to do that?    
What was the main theme of the homily shared at Mass this weekend?
Gospel                                          John 20:1-9

On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark, 
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter 
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, 
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb, 
and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter 
and arrived at the tomb first; 
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him, 
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, 
and the cloth that had covered his head, 
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in, 
the one who had arrived at the tomb first, 
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture 
that he had to rise from the dead.