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Easter Sunday C
Sunday 21st April 2019


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The Commentaries Summarised

As a Church we are in a web of wisdom that comes to us both from tradition and contemporary writers. This section offers a summary of some commentaries on the Gospel. Also below is a list of the books and articles that have been consulted in compiling this Sunday's "Pray As You Can" and which could be used for further reading.

This Sunday's Commentary

The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts forms a single literary piece and the Resurrection Story is the axis on which the drama of revelation turns. Here the story of Jesus, the Son of God becomes the story of his community of faith that will go out into the whole world. In the final verses of the Passion Narrative, Luke makes it clear that there was present at Jesus’ death a group of women from Galilee. These are the ones who come to the tomb to do the traditional Jewish rites of embalming of the body. There they encounter two men, whose description recalls Luke’s description of Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration. Immediately, these challenge the women: ‘Why seek the living among the dead?’ In telling them that Jesus is risen, they tell them to remember what he had taught them in Galilee. ‘Remembering’ in Christian terms is not just a mere recalling of events but a bringing together of reality on a number of levels. Remembering the words of Jesus from his preaching will transform their minds and hearts to take in faith this new divine life that has broken into their world. Their reaction shows how well they have understood. With no command from the men/angels in Luke’s account, the women do what any believing Christian must do with his or her faith, they go and proclaim the Good News. Their whole demeanour tells that something extraordinary had happened. Even though the disciples discount their story, thinking that they are delirious, they still proclaim the new life that has come to them.

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