Easter week ends with a very human gospel scene. Jesus appears to the eleven apostles and takes them to task because they could not come to believe. Perhaps they simply couldn’t imagine the first-hand experiences described by Mary Magdalene and their two companions who saw the Risen Jesus while walking towards Emmaus. Clearly their world had been turned upside down; understandably they did not know how to react to the reality of Jesus now alive and risen.

What about each of us — how has this week’s experience of Easter affected my attitude and daily living? Within our family? Amongst those I meet each day? In practical ways, how has the Easter faith and hope and new life Jesus offers made a difference…at home? At work?  In my daily routine?

—The Jesuit prayer team