This coming Sunday is the Third Sunday of Easter. When I look at the daily Catholic Mass readings for this Sunday (see below) I can relate to the amazement and shock of the apostles. They could not comprehend that Jesus had risen from the dead.
And often I cannot comprehend it either. Only the Father can open my mind and my heart. There are many things which I must accept are beyond my own understanding. Sometimes I have to let go of reason and walk by faith. That is where I find peace.
Here is the text of Luke 24:35-48
The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way,
and how Jesus was made known to them
in the breaking of bread.
While they were still speaking about this,
he stood in their midst and said to them,
“Peace be with you.”
But they were startled and terrified
and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled?
And why do questions arise in your hearts?
Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones
as you can see I have.”
And as he said this,
he showed them his hands and his feet.
While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed,
he asked them, “Have you anything here to eat?”
They gave him a piece of baked fish;
he took it and ate it in front of them.
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
and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.”
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
And he said to them,
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.”
Here are all of the readings for the Third Sunday of Easter:
First Reading: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-9
Second Reading: 1 John 2:1-5
Gospel: Luke 24:35-48