Tuesday within the Octave of Easter
Malvern Minute


Tuesday within the Octave of Easter

April 6, 2021

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta

Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, PA


Acts of the Apostle 2:36-41

Psalm 33:4-5. 18-19, 20 and 22

John 20:11-18


            Today’s readings celebrate the Risen Christ.  In the Acts of the Apostles Peter proclaims that Jesus is Lord God and Savior.  He tells preaches, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation,” a line that seems to apply to our twenty-first century world.  The Psalm sings, “The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord,” and each day I can personally choose to believe that the world is redeemed and renewed by the Risen Christ.

            John’s Gospel narrative has the beautiful Easter scene of Mary Magdalen at the tomb, ending with her reporting the face of Christ’s Resurrection to the disciples.  The grieving Mary Magdalen sees the angels, and then she sees, but does not at first recognize the Risen Christ.  Jesus calls her name; she recognizes Him and calls Him “Teacher.”  Jesus gives Mary the assignment to tell His disciples that He is, “Going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”  Mary Magdalen is the “Apostle to the Apostles” and, as in the past, does her Lord’s bidding.

            Today we pray that we may follow Saint Mary Magdalen’s example to hear Jesus, in some way, call us personally, by name, and may recognize Him and call Him Teacher.  Additionally, we pray that in some way to hear Him tell us what work we have to do for Him on this Tuesday of the Octave of Easter.

Question of the Day:  How will you put to use the teachings of Jesus in your life and in the lives of others?

Prayer:  “If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.”  Hebrews 3:15.



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