resurrection REALity – we walk in REAL JOY!

Second Sunday of Easter

The proof of Jesus’ resurrection brought peace and strength to early believers. The Apostle Paul writes an entire paragraph listing all the people to whom Jesus appeared after he rose, including a group of five hundred at one time (1 Corinthians 15). It is like St. Paul is telling skeptics, “You don’t need to take my word for it. Hundreds of us saw Jesus back from the dead.”

Those early Christians knew there was more to their existence than just their time on earth. They knew the reality that eternal life is theirs, a gift from their living Lord. It gave them joy and courage. May the resurrection reality give us the same!