Sunday Gospel Reflection

Sunday’s Gospel – 18th April

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Luke 24:35 Then they told what had
happened on the road, and how he had
been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Luke 24:36 While they were talking
about this, Jesus himself stood among
them and said to them, “Peace be with
you.” 37 They were startled and terrified,
and thought that they were seeing a
ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are
you frightened, and why do doubts arise
in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands
and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch
me and see; for a ghost does not have
flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
40 And when he had said this, he
showed them his hands and his feet. 41
While in their joy they were disbelieving
and still wondering, he said to them,
“Have you anything here to eat?” 42
They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
43 and he took it and ate in their presence.
Luke 24:44 Then he said to them,
“These are my words that I spoke to you
while I was still with you—that everything
written about me in the law of
Moses, the prophets, and the psalms
must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened
their minds to understand the scriptures,
46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written,
that the Messiah is to suffer and to
rise from the dead on the third day, 47
and that repentance and forgiveness of
sins is to be proclaimed in his name to
all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
48 You are witnesses of these things.
49 And see, I am sending upon you what my
Father promised; so stay here in the city until
you have been clothed with power from on high.”
50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany,
and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51
While he was blessing them, he withdrew from
them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And
they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem
with great joy; 53 and they were continually in
the temple blessing God.
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