Second Thoughts for the Day – 4 April – Easter Wednesday, the Fourth day in the Octave of Easter

Second Thoughts for the Day – 4 April – Easter Wednesday, the Fourth day in the Octave of Easter

“He is not here, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him” (Mk 16:6)

“There is another important aspect (in the Resurrection):  Jesus show Himself in the act of departure.

This is clearest in the event of Emmaus and in His meeting with Mary Magdalen.   He summons us to go with Him.

Resurrection is not an indulgence of curiosity – it is MISSION.   It’s intention is to transform the world!   It calls for an active joy, the joy of those who are themselves going along the path of the Risen One.

That is true today too – He only shows Himself to those who walk with Him.  The angel’s first word to the women was “He is not here, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him” (Mk 16:6).   So once and for all, we are told where the Risen One is to be found and how we are to meet Him – HE GOES BEFORE YOU.   He is present in preceding us.

By following Him, we can see Him!”

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
The Word of the Witnesses – Seek that Which is Abovehe only shows himself - pope benedict - joseph ratzinger - easter wed - 4 april 2018 - no 2 with octave note

“They alone are able truly, to enjoy this world, who begin with the world unseen. They alone enjoy it, who have first abstained from it.   They alone can truly feast, who have first fasted.   They alone are able, to use the world, who have learned not to abuse it.   They alone inherit it, who take it as a shadow, of the world to come and who for that world to come relinquish it.”

Look at the cross of Christ – Blessed John Henry Newman  (1801-1890)THEY ALONE ARE ABLE TRULY - BL JOHN HENRY NEWMAN 0 4 APRIL EASTER WED 2018


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