Gospel: (Luke 24: 35-48)
Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread. While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence. He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.
St. Faustina noted in her Diary (D. 1067, 1074)
The Easter Vigil, the Mass of the Resurrection. During Mass, I saw the Lord full of radiance and beauty, and He said to me, “My daughter, peace be with you.” He blessed me and vanished, and my soul was filled with bliss and joy indescribable. My heart was strengthened for the battle and the suffering.
Tell the world of My mercy, of My love.”
“The flames of mercy are burning Me; I want to pour them out onto human souls. Oh, what pain they cause Me when they do not want to accept My mercy.” “My daughter, do what is in your power to spread the worship of My mercy; I shall complete whatever is wanting in your capacity. Tell distressed humankind to come up and cling to My Heart, and I shall fill it with peace.” “Tell them, O My daughter, that I am love and mercy itself. Whenever a soul comes up to Me full of trust, I fill it with such a huge amount of grace that it cannot contain all the grace within itself, but radiates it out to other souls.”
- The Risen Jesus comes to us with the gift of peace and fills our hearts with His merciful love. Today He invites me to look by the eyes of faith, to touch Him and receive Him in the Eucharist.
- Jesus wants to send me with the Good News. Through St. Faustina He says to me: Tell the world of My mercy, of My love… Do what is in your power to spread the worship of My mercy.
- Are my meetings with Jesus full of faith, hope and love? How do I respond to His love and the invitation to spread the worship of His mercy?