AugustiniansSunday Gospel Reflection

Sunday’s Gospel – 11th April

Field of wheat.
John 20:19
When it was evening on
that day, the first day of the week, and
the doors of the house where the disciples
had met were locked for fear of the
Jews, Jesus came and stood among them
and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After
he said this, he showed them his hands
and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced
when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to
them again, “Peace be with you. As the
Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22
When he had said this, he breathed on
them and said to them, “Receive the
Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of
any, they are forgiven them; if you retain
the sins of any, they are retained.”
24 But Thomas (who was called the
Twin), one of the twelve, was not with
them when Jesus came. 25 So the other
disciples told him, “We have seen the
Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I
see the mark of the nails in his hands,
and put my finger in the mark of the
nails and my hand in his side, I will not
26 A week later his disciples were again
in the house, and Thomas was with
them. Although the doors were shut,
Jesus came and stood among them and
said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he
said to Thomas, “Put your finger here
and see my hands. Reach out your hand
and put it in my side. Do not doubt but
believe.” 28 Thomas answered him,
“My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said
to him, “Have you believed because you
have seen me? Blessed are those who
have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in
the presence of his disciples, which are
not written in this book. 31 But these
are written so that you may come to
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son
of God, and that through believing you
may have life in his name.
Explore more on this Sunday’s gospel with Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA.