Jesus is alive and well in the midst of his assembled disciples, and to prove it, he shows them his wounds, which are the marks of his crucifixion; the resurrection does not deny death. Even if all this may seem incomprehensible to them, Saint John says: The disciples were filled with joy. It’s unheard of what happens to them. The evangelist continues his story: Jesus said to them again: Peace be with you.

The disciples may be in peace, not as if nothing had happened, but in spite of what has happened, because the peace of the Risen One is stronger than anything that can happen.

When we say “Amen! At the moment of communion, we affirm to recognize the Risen One, present under this sign of bread. We recognize Jesus alive, Christ, the Lord, who comes to offer us his peace, to free us from our worries.

Happy Easter to everyone!