May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Learn more about the Octave of Easter: http://www.catholic.org/lent/story.php?id=45637

 Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/041717.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.

Lies do not survive the test of time or the test of truth. Since no evidence was ever found of Jesus’ body, this lie did not survive the test.

He is Risen, He is Alive – Alleluia, Alleluia!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, the great gift of your Son has stood the test of time and truth. There is only one God and you sent your only Son to save us! Praise, honor and glory are yours, Amen, Alleluia!!

Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope, Alleluia!

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