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April 11, 2010: 2nd Sunday of Easter

Faith is a gift! Share your faith with people around you.

On the evening of the first day of week, the doors being shut where the companions of Jesus had gathered out of fear, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. They were glad when they saw him. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19-21)

This is the Easter season! It started last Sunday, Easter Sunday, and will last for fifty days. During this time we will hear many stories about the risen Jesus and his appearances to the apostles and disciples. In today’s gospel we have one of those stories. Since the whole story is not given here, read it in your Bible – John 20:19-31. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “doubting Thomas” you’ll learn its meaning as you read this Gospel passage. Jesus’ followers had their faith tested following his crucifixion and death. In the resurrection stories we discover that their faith is renewed and strengthened through their encounters with the risen Lord.


Faith is a gift! Usually when we receive a gift we are happy and grateful. Are you grateful for the gift of your faith? Every day this week thank God for your faith. Share your faith with people around you.

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Sister Mary Beth Klingel

Sister Mary Beth is currently ministering as the Guest Services Coordinator in Woodhaven, a Retreat and Guest House. In addition to many liturgical involvements, she also is a volunteer visitor in Providence Health Care. Previously she served for 10 years on the SP leadership team general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.

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