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Seeing the Truth

Background Music: Panalangin by Mark Anthony Cuevas
    Voiced by: Shirly Benedictos

April 3, 2024 Wednesday in the Octave of Easter
Daily Readings: Acts 3:1-10; Luke 24:13-35

Being lame since birth is a hopeless case, but not in the case of a certain man in the first reading who was lame from his mother’s womb but received a gift of healing. Peter, the disciple of Jesus, healed him in the name of Jesus of Nazareth.  With great joy, the man praised the Lord in the temple, where people who knew his condition before were truly amazed at what had happened.

The first reading and the Gospel for the day are very much related. All incidents speak of miracles. Miracles on healing for the first reading while in the gospel is the miracle on the way to  Emmaus. God enabled them to perceive the reality of Jesus' resurrection from the dead on the third day.

Sometimes all evidence is laid before us but our eyes are covered to see the truth. There are instances where it is so obvious, but people fail to recognize it. Is it because people are trying to deceive themselves? Do the powerful forces of evil conceal the truth? Or is it because people are afraid to face the truth? Even though the two disciples were very slow to recognize Jesus, the walk to Emmaus opened their eyes to the truth.

Despite hearing stories from other followers of Jesus who visited the tomb, claiming it was empty, and even witnessing a vision of an angel proclaiming his resurrection, they remained utterly unconvinced. They even heard the stories of Moses and the prophets and expounded in the scriptures that the son of God will suffer but on the third day will rise again but still, the disciples were very slow to understand it.  It was only during the breaking of the bread that they identified Jesus.

Lord, forgive us when we fail to recognize you. Help us always to open our eyes to see the reality of the world, Amen.


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