LISTEN: Reflection for Easter Sunday — Year A

Today we celebrate the resurrection, the triumph of life over death. We’ve learnt that love is greater than hatred; and suffering, however painful, is never the last word. Our 1st reading from the Acts of the Apostles recalls a summary of our belief. In our 2nd reading from the letter to the Colossians, we are invited to focus our gaze heavenward so as to see Christ. And this is a theme in the Gospel too. But what is our reaction to doing so?

Join Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ as he examines the question of belief, and belief in the resurrection, this most holy day. Let us be witnesses to the Lord, and delight in the saving message of Jesus Christ.

Read the texts in your Bible or hover your mouse over the references below to see the texts.
Acts 10:34,37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9

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Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ

Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ entered the Society of Jesus in 2005 and underwent the usual course of studies in his formation, which took him to such varied places as Canada, France, Ireland, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Whilst working at the Institute, Matthew managed the background technical aspects of much of the Institute's work and was involved in the Spirituality work, completing the Advanced Spiritual Directors Training Course and the Spiritual Exercises Training run by the Institute. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and was also a part-time lecturer in Sacred Scripture at St Augustine College of South Africa. He is currently the Director of Communications for the Jesuits in Southern Africa, based in Lusaka, Zambia. @mcharlesworth
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