April 26, 2014
2nd Sunday of Easter - A
Jesus’ Nail Marks and Pierced Side
The Risen Jesus “showed [the disciples] his hands and his side.”
He also helped Thomas to recognize him by allowing Thomas to put his finger in the nail marks and his hand into his pierced side.
The paschal candle, one of the main symbols of the Resurrection has the five marks of Jesus’ wounds, front and center, in the shape of a cross,
There is no Resurrection without the Passion and the Cross.
And it is in the wounds of Christ today, in his wounded brothers and sisters, that He is present to us, the presence that brings peace.