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Second Sunday of Easter

April 3, 2016

INDIVIDUALS & INSTITUTIONS

Last week, we spoke about the importance of experience – that the resurrection is not something that is known with our head, until it has first been known with our heart.

In these early days after the resurrection, the apostles bring this idea into focus – Thomas perhaps most famously so. He needed the experience of his senses to believe. . . . We are not that different. . . . for what could we know about Jesus without the sacramental life? What would we know without all of this? Who could believe the resurrection without the testimony of the church? Without the witnesses and traditions that have come before us?

And yet, we live in a world that seems to put more trust in the individual rather than the institution. These days, it seems a blogger is just as credible as a journalist. Society seems to root for the start-up but demonize the established.   And we all know many people who believe in God, but they have lost their faith in the church.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Second Sunday of Easter (Acts 5:12-16; Psalm 118; Revelations 1:9-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31)

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