Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Easter – Year B

At the centre of the Gospel today is an account of healing. At the centre of the ministry of Church, it that of healing. We live in a time when many of us bear wounds of all sorts – physical, emotional, psychological, faith wounds… We, in South Africa, live in a very wounded society.

Jesus has an incredible ability to understand the seasons of the human heart – especially the needs of the heart. In today’s Gospel we see, yet again, how Jesus, with his insight into the human heart, his knowledge of the human person, becomes a healer. Notice how he heals Thomas the apostle in a number of dimensions: physically, emotionally, psychologically and, of course, restores a struggling faith.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the Second Sunday of Easter by outlining three things we can learn from Jesus’ encounter with Thomas.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 117; 1 John 5:1-6 & John 20:19-31

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Fr Russell Pollitt SJ

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is the Director of the Jesuit Institute and is interested in the impact that communications technology has on society and spirituality. He regularly comments on South African Politics and various issues in the Catholic Church. @rpollittsj
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