|First reading||1 John 1:1-4 ©|
Something which has existed since the beginning,
that we have heard,
and we have seen with our own eyes;
that we have watched
and touched with our hands:
the Word, who is life –
this is our subject.
That life was made visible:
we saw it and we are giving our testimony,
telling you of the eternal life
which was with the Father and has been made visible to us.
What we have seen and heard
we are telling you
so that you too may be in union with us,
as we are in union
with the Father
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
We are writing this to you to make our own joy complete.
|Gospel||John 20:2-8 ©|
On the first day of the week Mary of Magdala came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’
So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed.
St John has heard of Jesus. He has also seen the Lord. With that experience with Jesus, he could not help but preached and tell the whole world about the wonderful experience he has of the Lord. This is the result of his belief that Jesus is really the WORD of God who comes into the world and made flesh for us….
As Christians, certainly we’ve heard the Lord, we have seen him in our eyes of faith, we believe in him…NOW do we have the courage to tell the whole world of our experience with him?