Monday, April 2, 2018

“Denial is the worst kind of lie...because it is the lie you tell yourself.”

He that obstinately denieth the truth before men upon earth, wilfully refuseth his soul's health in heaven. - ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: (1225 – 1274: was an Italian Dominican friar, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church.)

Gospel Text: (MT 28:8-15)
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb,
fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.
Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid.
Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,
and there they will see me."

While they were going, some of the guard went into the city
and told the chief priests all that had happened.
The chief priests assembled with the elders and took counsel;
then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
telling them, "You are to say,
'His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.'
And if this gets to the ears of the governor,
we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble."
The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed.
And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day.

The victory of Christ gives us the choice to accept him as the Messiah or to continue to reject him as the Pharisees did. Do we truly believe in Christ's triumph over death and evil? Do we live our lives in the light of Jesus' resurrection?

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