Posted by: livingscripture | April 19, 2015

Third Sunday of Easter

From the Word of the Day 

“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’.”        (Luke 24: 44-48)               

How should we live this Wordtogether

 The Risen One helps His disciples overcome the time of crisis they are living, recalling to their mind the words He has said before the events in Jerusalem.  He takes them by hand as He had done with the two of Emmaus and opens their mind to penetrate the meaning of what had happened, placing it in the plan of salvation revealed in the Sacred Scripture.  Now their ‘understanding’ in respect to their ‘not understanding’ of before is a gift of the Risen Christ and it leads them to receive Him as the fulfillment of the Scriptures, as the Key to understand it in its deepest and truest sense.

 In my pause for silent contemplation, I will ask Jesus to open my mind and heart to His word in the Scriptures so that I may enter ever more deeply into their Truth.

Lord, may Your Spirit help me to read the Scriptures and to grow in my awareness of Your loving Presence in the most hidden and painful crevices of my life in this world. 

The Voice of Cardinal Maria Martini

Lord Jesus we strongly desire to seek You in the Scriptures; we want to understand that You live in the words of the Gospel; we want to understand, moved by the Spirit, what You want to tell us today.

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