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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 5:12-16

  • The apostles continue the healing ministry of the Lord by performing many signs and wonders.
  • Many people are cured of their illnesses, and the number of believers continues to increase.

Psalm – 118:2-4,13-15,22-24

  • “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.”
  • God performs great deeds, even in the midst of human suffering and tribulation.

2nd Reading – Revelation 1:9-11a,12-13,17-19

  • John is caught up in a prophetic vision where he sees the Son of Man.
  • He is told not to be afraid, for death has been overcome.

Gospel – John 20:19-31

  • “Doubting Thomas” does not believe that the disciples have seen the Risen Lord.
  • Once Thomas does see, Jesus gives praise to those who have not seen, but still believe.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Saint Thomas, Apostle. Catholic Inspiration

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The skepticism of Thomas is familiar to many of us. Let’s face it, it’s easy to doubt and question even in the best situations! Yet in the end Thomas makes a profession of faith that inspires us to overcome our own doubts as we follow the Lord.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle

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2nd Sunday of Easter: 3 ways to deal with doubts. Catholic Inspiration

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“Doubting Thomas” speaks to a common trait in our human hearts, especially with people who are uncertain about Jesus. May the three options offered in this homily help us to engage the skeptics in our lives with grace of God.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Easter

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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

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Note: This post was first published on April 5, 2021.


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