Already Easter/Pentecost can seem a while away, but the grace and importance of the sSeason is needed still.
In returning to the Gospel of Sunday we have the privilege of being again with the Church on that first Easter Sunday, encountering the Lord as for the first time in the glory of his Resurrection, and knowing for the first time the wonderous gift of the Holy Spirit breathed upon her.
In the evening of the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.
‘As the Father sent me,
so am I sending you.’
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