Contemplate the Resurrected Lord Jesus

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How Simon Peter and the other disciple ran quickly to the tomb to confirm the news of the Resurrection.

How one after the other entered the tomb and saw the linen clothes and the napkin.

How there were no material obstacles to His appearing in His glorified body wherever He wanted.

How, according to the testimony of St. Paul, He appeared alive to five hundred people at once (I Corinthians 15:6).

How for forty days after the Resurrection He remained on earth, showing Himself to the faithful and strengthening them in the Faith.

How, by His forty-day manifestation, He demonstrated that He did not resurrect for His own sake, but for the sake of mankind.

How His final coming into the world, in glory and power, will evoke different feelings among different people – either joy or bitterness.

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How even today, as in all times, in His innocence and meekness He does not hurry to seek revenge on the unfaithful, but hurries to the aid of the faithful.

How His Resurrection is the proof of eternal life and the announcement of eternal life to all of mankind.

How by His Resurrection, He justified the faith and hope of mankind in immortality.

How by His Resurrection, He destroyed the fear of death in the faithful.

How His Resurrection drives away from us all confusion, gloom and sadness.

How His Resurrection instills serenity, courage and goodwill into the souls of men.

How His Resurrection is a great light that illuminates the path on which we must travel in this world in order to arrive at the other world.

St. Nikolai Velimirovic, The Prologue of Ohrid – Volume One

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