Monday, March 24, 2008

Money Again

And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples. And behold Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet, and adored him. Then Jesus said to them: Fear not. Go, tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, there they shall see me. Who when they were departed, behold some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all things that had been done. And they being assembled together with the ancients, taking counsel, gave a great sum of money to the soldiers, Saying: Say you, His disciples came by night, and stole him away when we were asleep. And if the governor shall hear this, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they taking the money, did as they were taught: and this word was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day.
Matthew 28:8-15 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

Prayer Reflection

Dear Father the women who met up with Jesus knew him instantly when they saw him. How glorious a day that was for them. And for us too, when we encounter our risen Lord in the Eucharist. But now we see money is also changing hands to stop the truth from coming out. And instead lies are to be spread. Do we often wonder how come we hear so many things in our day and find out they are not correct. After awhile the truth is revealed. Look at all the time that has passed since all this has happened and how the truth keeps coming to light. The truth amazingly is the correct way, where lies are nothing but darkness. Corruption was happening in Jesus' time and continues today, but do we want the truth or lies. Will truth be what wins the day and will the light of Jesus shine bright in our hearts when we also encounter the Risen Lord in the Eucharist.

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