Intention: That all people will know greater peace and fulfillment through God’s redeeming grace, especially those who are struggling to find freedom and joy in their lives.
Today’s Gospel | John 20:11-18
Mary Magdalene stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the Body of Jesus had been. And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and then reported what he had told her.
From the Meditation for Easter Tuesday | Saint John Baptist de La Salle
On the day of his Resurrection, Jesus Christ appeared to his disciples and said to them, Peace be with you!, to teach us that one of the principal signs that a person is leading a new life, that is, an interior and spiritual life, and is risen with Jesus Christ is when the person enjoys interior peace.
Eternal Father, your Son is the way, the truth and the life. Make of us faithful proclaimers of his resurrection through the way in which we live our lives. Grant that we may be renewed, dying to ourselves in order that you may live within us. May we be filled with the peace of your presence and strengthened to do your will with courage and compassion. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.