In today’s first reading St Peter declares the resurrection of Jesus. Death could no longer hold him, he defeated death and rose again and lives forever. The apostles who were hiding in fear met the Risen Lord and were transformed into courageous people who took the good news to the ends of the earth. We are often caught up in anxiety, worry, sinfulness and hopelessness. Do we see God’s love in things around us? Beautiful flowers, the songs of birds and the magnificent sky remind us that God loves us. Instead of seeing this truth we sometimes focus on negative things and problems. The Risen Lord promises that we too can experience his presence. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to open our inner eyes to see Jesus who is ever present with us. He is holding us close to his heart. Let us live in this reality and witness to our families, friends, and the rest of the world that our Lord is alive. Through our inner responses when we face struggles, storms and problems we can experience the power of the Risen Lord.
Prayer: Abba Father, open our inner eyes to see your presence in us. Amen.