Luke 24 vs 36b – 48
I have found the Easter story resonating in new and powerful ways this year. For example, I have been struck by how the events of the first Easter were not causes of immediate joy and celebration. We see in the passage set from Luke’s gospel for today that when Jesus appeared to the disciples he caused them to be “terrified”. We celebrate this Easter season at a time when panic and fear have gripped our world. Many of us are “terrified”. Let us remember that this same emotion gripped the disciples when they faced the wonder of the empty tomb and the Risen Lord. We, like them, need to hear Jesus’ words, “Peace be with you”.