Matthew 28:8-15 Reflection – Great Joy!

Reflection on Matthew 28:8-15 ~

Both Mary’s example of love must have been why they were the first people contacted by our Glorified Jesus. We get a glimpse of them filled with filial fear and great joy in a spiritual embrace known as a Divine Touch that occurs even today especially in deep prayer. Can you hear the echo of them announcing the Good News of a risen Christ to the disciples? Like them, we can increasingly be a witness to Divinity’s Grace transforming hearts into the color of this love.

Jesus Appears to the Holy Woman James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumJesus Appears to the Holy Woman, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

Additional Eastertide Reflections

Matthew 28   New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

The Report of the Guard

11 While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 After the priests had assembled with the elders, they devised a plan to give a large sum of money to the soldiers, 13 telling them, “You must say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 If this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story is still told among the Jews to this day.

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 28:8-15.