Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Yesterday was the final Mid-Day Reflection of the 2012-13 academic year and the theme was Jesus’ post resurrection appearances.

AsI’ve written before, we don’t tend to put as much energy into celebrating the Easter season as we do getting ready for Easter. I often say Catholics are great at Lent and the Triduum liturgies, but then we go to Easter Mass, have a big family dinner and act like we’re done. I suspect the same if true for many other Christians.

For that reason, I thought I would be worth having a mid-day reflection on the subject of Jesus’ Post-Resurrection appearances as an encouragement to participants to spend some time reflecting on those appearances during these remaining weeks of Easter. During my talk, I reflected on two of these post-resurrection encounters: the disciples on the road to Emmaus, recorded in Luke’s Gospel, and the appearance on the shore of Galilee, recorded in John’s Gospel. I then invited participants to share some of their own experience of celebrating this Easter season.

You can access a recording of the talk I gave here or stream it from the icon below. The podcast runs for 21:41. You can find the handout I distributed (which I refer to at the end of the podcase here.

Note: Last year, Bill Nolan and I presented a four-week series on the Post-Resurrection appearances at St. Thomas Apostle. If you are interested in spending more time reflecting on the appearances, go to the “podcast” page and scroll down to “Reflections on the Post-Resurrection Appearances.”