Study: What do the readings say?
Pray: What do the readings say to me?
Serve: What do the readings make me do or say…today?
Let’s take a look at some of the main themes of the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter.
1st Reading – Acts 4:32-35
- The Early Church shares all things in common; no one suffers from grave need.
- The apostles offer their witness to the resurrection of Christ; they are filled with great power.
Psalm – 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
- The “stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone” now applies to Jesus.
- Christ was rejected, and submitted to the agony of the Cross; Christ’s resurrection now becomes the cornerstone of our faith in God.
- Our strength and courage from the Lord, who is our savior.
2nd Reading – 1 John 5:1-6
- Everyone who believes in Christ is empowered to love God and one another. Our love for the Lord empowers us to keep his commandments.
- Our faith in Christ leads to a victory that conquers the world.
Gospel – John 20:19-31
- Jesus appears to the disciples, offering them peace and the Holy Spirit.
- Jesus appears to the disciples (this time with Thomas) and speaks about those who have not seen the Risen Lord but who in faith overcome their doubt and believe.
Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter
Note: This post was first published on April 5, 2021.
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