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Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032816.cfm
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.
They tried to make a lie the truth. It did not work then and it will not work today. We need to learn from the Word, we need to learn that the truth cannot be changed. No matter how much this world wants it’s pleasure, all it will reap is death. Will you listen to the truth?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, your truth lifts me, sustains me and gives me life. May I have the grace I need to live it daily and share with the world. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope, Alleluia!