“I was beside him,
like a master worker,
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.”
Wisdom, the first of all creation and God’s endless delight, is described above.
“It was late that Sunday evening, and the disciples were gathered together behind locked doors, because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities. Then Jesus came and stood among them. “Peace be with you” he said. After saying his, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you.” The he breathed on them and said, ”Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” John 20; 19-23
Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” twice in John 20:19-23. He wants us to be at peace and to share our peace with others. Here is one way to remember how to peace every day.
Practice peace every day.
Enjoy others, especially those who are different to you.
Always think before you speak and act.
Create peace when you can and especially at home.
Echo Jesus; words
The walk to Emmaus. Luke 24:13-35
Luke tells a long and beautiful story about two disciples at Emmaus who spent Easter afternoon and evening with Jesus. They recognise him the way we recognise him, in hearing what the Scriptures proclaim and in the breaking of the bread. We are an Emmaus people these days, watching the sun rise, sensing Christ at our side as the Scriptures are opened and the bread is blessed.
They drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is towards evening and the day is far spent”. Luke 24:19
Hospital Easter 1.
Even though the word Easter never appears in the Bible, it is the word used in English to describe the most important Christian feast. Easter is the day on which Christians celebrate Jesus’s resurrection from the dead in a special way. It is one of the holiest days of the Church year, and the Easter season lasts fifty days until Pentecost. It is truly a time to celebrate the great joy and wonder of the Resurrection. The Sunday gospel readings focus on the appearances of Jesus that are recorded in the four Gospels and the stories of the start of the Church, from the Acts of the Apostles. The Easter season gives each of us hope and joy because death has been overcome. Throughout the Easter season we sing, “Alleluia”