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FAITH BOOK

2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) 
April 7, 2024

(OR SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY)

Acts 2: 42-47; Psalm 118; 1 Peter 1: 3-9; John 20: 19-31

BY: Jude Siciliano, OP


Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. “Faith Book” is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.

 

From today’s Gospel reading:

 

Jesus said to his disciples,
“Receive the Holy Spirit:
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”

 

Reflection:

 

Our ability to forgive is from Jesus himself, who offered forgiveness even from the cross to his executioners. When he breathed on the disciples he gave us his very Spirit, which is now the reason we can offer forgiveness, even to our enemies – just as he did.

 

So, we ask ourselves:

  • What person or institution do I need to forgive?

  • Jesus is giving his Spirit today so we can do just that: shall I attempt reconciliation?

Click here for a link to this Sunday’s readings:

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/040724.cfm

 


FAITH BOOK ARCHIVE:

V LENT (B) PALM SUNDAY EASTER SUNDAY EASTER II EASTER III EASTER IV



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