April 11, 2021, 2nd Sunday of Easter
Theme: “Living in Christ: From Doubtful to Full of Faith”
Homily by Fr. Andy Ilustre
First reading: Acts 4 : 32 – 35
Second Reading: 1 John 1 – 2 : 2
Psalm Reading: Psalm 118 : 2-4; 13 – 14; 21 – 23
Gospel Reading: John 20 : 19 – 31
The disciples were discouraged with what happened — the death of Jesus Christ. But then Jesus appeared to His disciples and manifested Himself to them saying, “Peace be with you.” He encouraged the disciples by saying that He is alive and there’s nothing to fear. Jesus came to give peace and restoration.
Thomas doubted the resurrection of Jesus Christ even if his fellow disciples already told him. He saw that even the apostles doubted in the resurrection of Jesus Christ as they gathered in the upper room for fear of the Jews. This is a challenge to us, believers, that if we truly believe in the resurrection of Christ, we should manifest it in our lives that Christ is truly alive! He is our Healer, our provider. What we say or believe must be seen in our lives because we live not in fear but in faith.
The Word of God is a sufficient basis for our faith. Faith is a choice that we have to make. The just shall live by faith.
Homily Recap by Kathy Tana
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