April 18.  Sunday Easter 3. Fr Brian messaged his congregation, “The apostles really took some convincing that Jesus was really alive, didn’t they, even though they were filled with joy. What are the hardest things for us to believe?  That God, the Trinity, really loves us in their own ways, and that our spouses, parents, families and friends love us? And do we believe we have a mission as human beings to the rest of creation?  

While they still disbelieved for joy and wondered, he said to them, “Have you anything to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish and he took it and ate before them.  Then he said to them, ‘These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you.   It is written that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.  You are witnesses of these things.”  Pope Francis: The ultimate destiny of the universe is in the fullness of God, which has already been attained by the risen Christ, the measure of the maturity in all things. Human beings endowed with intelligence and love and drawn by the fullness of Christ are called to lead all creatures back to their Creator.  LS83.    Reflect, share, pray.   Do we believe and accept our calling as witnesses?