Monday, March 24, 2008

Greetings! With the season of Easter now upon us I want to reflex on a few things and see if they hit a cord with anyone. From today's Gospel reading:

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

We deal with a lot of the same things today in our culture. Why don't people want to believe in the Resurrection? Is it because if they truly believed it would cause them to have to make a radical change in their lives? Is it because they are so deep in sin that they feel that no one, not even God can help them? We all know people like this, weather it's the atheist who believes that God doesn't exist or the cafeteria Catholic who says "oh I don't have to believe everything the Church teaches". The Resurrection means that everything Jesus said is true, he is true man and true God. This means that everything that Jesus has passed down through the apostles and his Church is true and must be followed.

I think it's the "must be followed" part that gets most of us...

Peace and God Bless...