Believe It Or Not

Readings for Sunday April 12 — Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of Divine Mercy

Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118: 2-4, 13-15, 22-24; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles describes how the first Christians lived out their faith, sharing everything in common and caring for each other’s needs. How does this description compare with your own experience of how the Christian community acts?
  • Like the psalm says, when have you been “hard pressed” and “falling”? Did you feel the Lord’s everlasting love? Give thanks to the Lord for a time like this one.
  • When have you felt like Thomas — late to the faith party? When has God given you what you needed to believe?
  • At the end of today’s Gospel reading, we hear that “Jesus did many other signs … that are not written in this book.” What do you like to imagine some of those signs might have been?