Cycle A

Good News A18

Easter Sunday


Matthew 28:1-10 New American Bible

Matthew 28:1-10 Bible Gateway New International Version


“He is not here; he has risen.”


          Alleluia! What a wonderful and glorious day!  Jesus rose from the dead!  He is arisen.  He rebuilt the temple in three days.  Jesus’ body was the temple that was rebuilt in three days.  Imagine Mary Magdalene’s and the other Mary’s surprise when they saw Jesus alive, looking as if he had never been killed.  It was scary for them but very joyous.  Yet, seeing him alive created anew the faith that Jesus really was the Son of God.  Because of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, you know that you can one day sit in heaven with God, your almighty Father.  Jesus Christ is your savior, your God, and your friend.  This day you have a chance to say, “No, to evil.”  You have a chance to shout joyously, “Yes, Lord, I am ready to do your will.”


          Say the “Our Father” and ask God to help you to be caring and to know just what to do to protect your loved ones from harm. Ask him to forgive you and to help you to forgive others.  


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”




Copyright ©2002, 2004 Joan Y. Edwards