April 17, 2017 (Matt 28:8-15)

Today’s gospel reading picks up at the end of the Easter Vigil Gospel and shows that the dispute between Christians and Jews was not over whether the tomb was empty but why the tomb was empty. The Chief Priests and soldiers concoct a story in which the disciples steal Jesus’ dead body while they were asleep (of course, a Roman soldier was not to sleep on watch). We know that h
He was raised. The Easter message: He is risen; He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

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