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Second Sunday of Easter C
April 3, 2016

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.


• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings
Experience


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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

Being Saved

All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Believing Without Seeing

For [the] disciples, it seems that seeing is believing. No one asks to touch and verify the wounds. Thomas presents a contrast. He wants to physically probe Jesus’ body to confirm the miraculous.

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The Word Embodied

John
Kavanaugh, SJ

Forgiveness

Forgiveness, and the peace that comes with it, is one of the great themes of Jesus’ mission. By this he was not only announced to the world; it was also his final gift.

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Thoughts
from the
Early Church


Augustine of Hippo

So great was the disciples’ weakness at that time, that when they saw the Lord they found it necessary to touch him before they could believe he had really risen from the dead.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Psalm 118, with its reference to the rejection of the stone ... was perhaps the earliest Old Testament passage that the primitive community applied to Christ’s death and resurrection.

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