Last week we celebrated the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, a gift crowning all the gifts of the love of Jesus for man and in which Jesus remains with us forever. Today the Church invites us to give direct consideration to the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the source and cause of all His Gifts.
Our worship of Jesus in His Body and Blood calls us to offer to God our Father a pledge of undivided love and an offering of ourselves to the service of others.
It is wonderful to see that the proclamation of the Good News and its joyful reception have their first fulfilment in the encounter between two women
God can no more be defined by what God does than we can. God is a Being, not a Doing, just as we are human beings, not human doings.
Come Holy Spirit – Guide, renew and make us fruitfulGuida, rinnova e fruttifica: The word of God, especially in today’s readings, tells us that the Spirit is at work in individuals and communities filled with himself; the Spirit makes them capable of recipere Deum [receiving God], capax Dei [with the capacity for God], as the holy Church Fathers say. And what does the Holy Spirit do with this new capability which he gives us? He guides us into all the truth (cf. Jn 16:13), he renews the face of the earth (Ps 103:30), and he gives us his fruits (cf. Gal 5:22-23). He guides, he renews and he makes fruitful.
“The only real sin is to remain insensible to the resurrection” said Isaac the Syrian, a father of the ancient Church.
Today we begin the Easter Season, our 50-day meditation on the mystery of Christ’s Resurrection. Our Gospel today tells us about the disciples’ discovery of the empty tomb. It concludes by telling us that they did not yet understand that Jesus had risen from the dead.