Sunday – Ordinary Time – Week 10 – Year C

Sunday – Ordinary Time – Week 10 – Year C

Do we believe that God still raises people from the dead? Apparently we do. There’s a book which lists 400 occurrences since the time of Christ, of Saints raising people from the dead. Francis Xavier is one of these saints, he alone is said to have raised four people during his time as a missionary throughout East Asia. So why does God raise people from the dead and why doesn’t he do it more often? This is a question of conjecture into the mystery of God, but let me do the best I can to answer.

If we look at the readings from today, we will find a common pattern to these miracles of revival. Firstly, they are between a mother and her son. The son has died, but through the grace of God, the son is revived and given back to his mother.  So what can we bring out from the pattern?

Easter Message from Pope Francis

Easter Message from Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God’s mercy, out of love for us, died on the cross, and out of love he rose again from the dead. That is why we proclaim today: Jesus is Lord! His resurrection fulfils the prophecy of the Psalm: God’s mercy endures for ever; it never dies. We can trust him completely, and we thank him because for our sake he descended into the depths of the abyss. Before the spiritual and moral abysses of mankind, before the chasms that open up in hearts and provoke hatred and death, only an infinite mercy can bring us salvation. Only God can fill those chasms with his love, prevent us from falling into them and help us to continue our journey together towards the land of freedom and life.