You and the Risen Christ meet in the Upper Room

Father Bob’s homily last Sunday…


2nd Sunday of Easter C

Many people think of mercy as the forgiveness of sins, and that is found in our Gospel today. Many think of mercy as the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that too plays a prominent role in John’s resurrection account.  But just as Christianity is not simply a set of beliefs, but an encounter with Christ; so mercy is not a set of values but an encounter with the merciful one.  So let us relax, sit back and have that encounter.  Let us meet the risen Jesus in the upper room.

We are in the upper room and anxious behind locked doors. There are reports the body is missing and Jesus has been seen by Mary Magdalene, but you are still hovering in that same room, afraid that those who came for Jesus will come for you.  Then suddenly, somehow Jesus appears before…

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