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The disciples are locked in the Upper Room. In the  readings below Jesus appears and greets his friends with the calming words, “peace be with you.”

In Luke’s gospel this weekend, Jesus asks us a question:

“Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?

John 20:19-20

 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

Luke 24:36-39

While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.  He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

 

One Response to “Jesus asks: “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?””

  1. Good and timely words, Deacon Mike.

    Thank you
    Patricia