Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for April 9, 2023 - Easter Sunday

Reflection for April 9, 2023 - Easter Sunday

Seeking what is above

Jesus guides disciples  and us toward a deeper understanding of his Resurrection  

by Renae Bauer

On the first Easter morning, Mary of Magdala believes someone had taken Jesus’ body from the tomb so she informs Peter and another disciple. Later, she encounters the Risen Lord and believes in the Resurrection. Peter and the other disciple go to the tomb and see the burial cloths: one believes, the other doesn’t understand. Next week, we’ll hear Thomas declare that he needs proof of Jesus’ Resurrection.

Their Easter questions can be our questions. Reflect for a moment on this image and ask: When have you and I, like Mary of Magdala or Peter, needed time to understand Jesus’ message? When have you and I, like Thomas, requested proof? When have you and I, like the younger disciple, been motivated by love of Jesus which led to deeper faith? 

Easter blessings to all!


04/07/2023 8:23 am

I like your photo reflection. Good question about times we have a challenge understanding Jesus's message.

Dennis and Darlene Marcelle
04/07/2023 9:04 am

Your message is so fitting for this Easter. Thank you so much for including us.

Allan Herrman
04/07/2023 1:03 pm

A message that resonates through all ages, especially in today's politically charged environments. Very fitting message as all see the same thing but have different questions, perceptions, and understanding. Yet, there is one clear answer if we believe.



Sr. Sally Ann
04/09/2023 7:53 am

I am so moved from viewing “The Chosen,” a made-for-TV series. My niece spoke about it when it first came out. Only recently have I been following it. Bishop Barron speaks highly of it and the way the Old and New Testaments are inter-twined. He also sees the presentation of Jesus human and divine natures. The film presents Jesus followers so marvelously. What a gift to the world, to help Jesus’ loving message be more widely known!

Mary Francis (Sr. Fran) Bangert
04/09/2023 2:31 pm

Thanks, Renae, for the picture which speaks louder than a thousand words. Disbelief, fear by Peter and John, and misunderstanding felt by a woman..Mary.

I'm often impatient at the slowness of another's growth....more so of my own. Thanks for the reminder.

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