Gospel Thoughts for Monday 5th April in the Octave of Easter

Gospel – Matthew 28: 8-15

So the women left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

 The Gospel of the Lord

The Mass intention is for the wellbeing of Paul M.


Mark tells us in his Gospel today, that the women left the tomb with joy, interpreting the emptiness positively; having gone to care for the dead, they realised their task was to announce the living. So it was that they were able to meet Jesus and to receive from him a new mission.

The invitation of Jesus is to go to Galilee and there ‘they will see me’. It’s the same invitation he gives to us. ‘Galilee’ can be the neighbourhood, the family, the prayer space, the poor, and the many moments we find ourselves aware of Jesus’ presence.

Prayer is one of them; prayer will heighten our awareness of times we met the Lord.

  • Go back in your own memory to when God was close to you, how did that closeness feel? Allow, God in your prayer, to tell you to, ‘go and see’!