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Lord, let your face shine on us. — Psalm 4:7
Mass readings: Acts 3:13-15,17-19 / 1 John 2:1-5 / Luke 24:35-48
When I was a kid I stayed up late on Friday nights to watch “Creature Features,” movies about Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and things that go bump in the night. At that age, ghosts seemed entirely possible. The supernatural was just on the other side of day: turn off the light at night and who knows what lurks in dark corners, closets, and attics. I wasn’t entirely sure if ghosts did exist. But I was certain that if they did they were up to no good.
In today’s Gospel the resurrected Jesus appears to the disciples, who are startled and terrified. They think they’re seeing a ghost. They didn’t quite understand yet that Jesus conquered death. We do know that, and what a difference that makes.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for conquering death and promising me eternity with You.
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