4-28-2019 Reflection

Throughout the course of Jesus’s public ministry
many people sought to find Him. There are many
examples in the gospels. Think of the royal official at
Cana, who pleaded with Jesus to cure his son (Jn4:46-
54). Jesus told him, “Return home. Your son will live.”
The man put his trust in the word Jesus spoke to him,
and started for home. Think of the centurion’s servant
(Lk7:1-10)…When he heard about Jesus he sent some
Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and save the
life of his servant. Think about Zacchaeus (Lk19:1-
10)…There was a man there named Zacchaeus…He was
trying to see what Jesus looked like… Think about the
woman with a hemorrhage (Mt9:30-22)…As they were
going, a woman who had suffered from hemorrhages for
twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel
on his cloak. “If only I can touch his cloak,” she
thought, “I shall get well.”
In the gospel for Easter Sunday (Jn20:1-9), we read
that even after Jesus’s death, He was being looked for…
At that, Peter and the other disciple started out on their
way toward the tomb. They were running side by side,
but then the other disciple outran Peter and reached the
tomb first.
In fact, Jesus even invites us to seek Him. Come to
me, all you who ae weary and find life burdensome, and
I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders
and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.
Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my
burden light.
When we seek Jesus, we will find Him. Easter is a
celebration of the power of God’s love. Jesus Christ
definitively conquers sin and death. We no longer need
to be held hostage to our sins and guilt. Jesus Christ has
saved us, freed us from slavery to sin. During Lent, we
sought Jesus in His mercy, especially in the Sacrament
of Reconciliation. The journey continues… we seek the
risen Christ’s love to permeate our thoughts, words and
actions. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent
down, and saw the burial cloths alone, then he went
home amazed at what had happened. May the power of
the risen Christ continue to amaze us, especially in the
sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation.
Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed!

God bless us all always!

Deacon Mike