Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thursday within Easter Octave, 05-04-18

Acts 3:11-26 / Luke 24:35-48

Nobody likes to look at wound, because the sight of wounds give us a squirmish feeling, especially grievous wounds.

We could also feel the pain of the wounds and the suffering that they cause.

When Jesus showed His disciples His hand and feet, they would have certainly seen one thing.

They would have certainly seen the grievous wounds in His hands and feet, wounds that were caused by the nails, wounds that were the signs of His crucifixion.

But after Jesus showed them His wounds, their fear turned to joy!

Indeed by His wounds and by the sight of His wounds, they were healed of their fear and their anguish of having deserted and abandoned Jesus in His darkest and loneliest moment.

As we look at the wounds of the Risen Lord, Jesus in turn also wants to look at the wounds of our hearts.

He wants us to show Him our wounds, to tell Him what is troubling and disturbing us, to tell His our hurts and pains, as well as our anger and resentment.

Because Jesus is the Risen Lord; He is also our Saviour and our Healer.

As the 1st reading puts it: It was for you in the first place that God raised up His servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.

Indeed, by the wounds of the Risen Lord, we are healed and saved.

We only need to turn to Jesus and show Him our wounds for healing and salvation.