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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.
So many have to lie to protect themselves from the truth. But the truth comes out eventually. And when it does it proves more powerful than any story man can make up. The truth of Jesus is still being heard, do you believe the truth or the lies? Celebrate the Resurrection of the truth and the light! Do not hide in the darkness of lies. Come home, Jesus is waiting. He stretched out His arms on the cross to die for you. He now stretches out His arms to welcome you home.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you are the way, the truth and the life. I want to always walk in the light of your love and mercy. With the help of Jesus, I will always choose the right path, Amen.
Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope, Alleluia.