April 6, Saturday in the Octave of Easter
I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me. — Psalm 118:21
Mass Readings: Acts 4:13-21/Mark 16:9-15
Too Good to Be True
If your e-mail mailbox is like mine, it brings amazing offers: You have won a Caribbean vacation. You can cut all your bills in half by making one simple call. A deposed African dictator has chosen you — and your bank account — to be the repository of his millions. Alas, as my father used to say, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.”
There are exceptions, though. People do win lotteries or inherit riches from unknown relatives. Notably, two millennia ago, God came down to earth, was crucified, died for our sins, and rose again three days later. Although Jesus rebukes them in today’s Gospel, the apostles can be excused for discounting the reports of His resurrection. What we call today the Good News at first seemed simply too good to be true.
Prayer: Jesus, I believe.
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