Recognizing God’s Presence

Readings for April 22, 2012, 3rd Sunday of Easter

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 John 2:1-5a; Luke 24:35-48

Reflection Questions:

  • The disciples’ faith unfolded through times of doubt and uncertainty and through moments of encountering the risen Jesus. How has your own faith journey included uncertain times and times when you strongly felt the presence of God?
  • In the Gospel reading today, Jesus asks, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts?” How might you answer Jesus?
  • When Jesus appears to the disciples in the Gospel reading, they experience feelings ranging from being “startled and terrified” to being “incredulous for joy” to being “amazed.” How do you feel when God appears in your life?

You should also check out the daily video reflections for the Easter Season from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.