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Do You Struggle to Believe?

Bishop Robert Barron

7 April 2024

Friends, on the Second Sunday of Easter, we have the inexhaustible reading from the twentieth chapter of John, one of the accounts of the Resurrection appearances of Jesus. These are in many ways the core texts of our Christian faith, so it behooves us to spend some careful time looking at them. This week, I want to reflect on the shalom (peace) that the risen Christ offers his disciples and the struggle of one disciple, who was not present, to believe.

What Happens After We Die?
 

Bishop Robert Barron

14 April 2024

Friends, this week, on the Third Sunday of Easter, we have a passage from that magnificent twenty-fourth chapter of Luke—one of the appearances of the risen Christ to the Apostles. When we’re talking about the Resurrection, we’re talking about the central point of Christian faith, the hinge upon which the whole of Christianity turns. So to understand what we’re dealing with here is exceptionally important. What I want to do is reflect on the different views about what happens to us when we die that were floating around the eastern Mediterranean in the first century—and how none of them is on offer here.