A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter

Enter ‘Doubting Thomas’ in the Easter drama. On this the Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), the Apostle Thomas stakes his claim in the Gospel story, and his name echoes down the ages in Christian literature, drama, art and theology. He demands the evidence before accepting the claims of the women that the crucified Lord had risen and that Jesus was seen by the Apostles.

A Reflection for Easter Sunday

One Christmas Eve I was early for the community morning prayer. Then as my mobile rang my immediate reaction to myself was “Can’t they leave me alone on the day that is in it? The voice says “Come over to the hospital now; it’s urgent and John [not his real name] may not live”. It was the voice of a relative. I rushed over arriving just as the door of the ambulance was closing.

A Reflection for Palm Sunday

Jesus enters Jerusalem sitting on a donkey, as the humble Messiah described in the prophet Zechariah, but the people acclaim him as the Son of David. Now David was a warrior. Do the people understand what kind of Messiah Jesus is?