NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD
Wherever one looks these days, no matter what direction it may be, signs of new life are before us, be it budding trees, blooming tulips and daffodils, or renewed green grass. How marvelously nature coincides with the blessed season of Easter in which we now find ourselves, the season of new life! God planned things so well in the scheme of creation. What a great fortune for us that the spirit of nature’s seasons generally coincides with the spirit and movement of the liturgical year.
Following the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, we are told that he appeared to many of his friends and acquaintances. He went out to everyone. Wherever Jesus went or to whomever he appeared, hope and new life sprang up. So it is in today’s Eucharistic liturgical celebration. In the reading from the Acts of the Apostles, Peter tells us that he was witness to Jesus’ death and ultimately to his resurrection, his coming back to life. The events of which Peter and the Apostles were witnesses had been foretold by the prophets and thus came to fulfillment. As baptized Christians we also share in the gifts and wonders of the resurrected Christ.