Year A- Easter Sunday
1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusI had explained to my disciples and apostles that I was destined to suffer and die for the forgiveness of the sins of the world, and that on the third day, I would rise again. I had also told the Jews that if they destroyed this temple I would raise it up in three days, but they did not understand.
It seemed impossible that someone could rise from the dead, but I came proclaiming “I am the resurrection and the life”. To give the whole world a powerful testimony I came back from the dead thereby performing the greatest miracle after my own death.
Those who saw me, believed. Not only did they have a physical confirmation of my resurrection, but their hearts were also open to understand the Holy Scriptures and to strengthen their faith.
By my death and resurrection I accomplished my victory over death, so there is no reason to fear death anymore, since I have proven that I have the power to raise you up after death.
By my death and resurrection I accomplished my victory over sin, since sin is the cause of death. By my grace I overcame sin and its consequences, by forgiving your sins I have given life back to you.
By my death and resurrection I accomplished my victory over Satan. Satan had conquered all human beings and he continues to do so, but my holiness overcame evil, therefore I offer you my holiness to secure your victories against the tempter.
I offer my resurrection and its fruits to you as the greatest reason to increase your faith, believe in me and have everlasting life.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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