Fr. Alan Gibson

Peace Establishes Right Order!

The way that we can cultivate peace is to truly believe in the Risen Jesus. The disciples had been slow to believe. Initially they thought that if Jesus had risen it could only be as a spirit. That is why Jesus invited them to touch him and ate before them. Are we sometimes slow to believe the full impact of Christ’s resurrection?

Wounds can be redemptive

The beginning of the Gospel tells us that the disciples were locked away in a room for fear of the Jews. Sometimes we can feel trapped by fear or emotional pain. We may feel conflicted, wanting to hope and trust again on the one hand but on the other hand it all seems to be too risky. Jesus comes into our midst at those times in our lives and offers us his peace. He wants us to know that whatever suffering we might be going through now is not the end