John 20:1-9 Reflection – To See and Believe

Reflection on John 20:1-9 ~

At some point, a Christian truly begins to believe in their heart in a living risen Jesus. It may come spiritually, by helping the poor, reading the Word or perhaps during a Eucharistic moment. For the beloved disciple’s heart to be filled, all it took was to see the burial cloths; lifting him to mystical heights. For Peter it was just a few hours later. As our heart moves towards love to see and believe in Jesus, the Spirit helps us to rise from death to self. In that moment, we know we must do and be more like Christ.

The Resurrection, James Tissot, Brooklyn MuseumThe Resurrection, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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John 20  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The Resurrection of Jesus

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Reflection on John 20:1-9.