Jesus sought to calm the fears and doubts in the hearts of his disciples at seeing their crucified and buried Lord standing before their very eyes. By showing them his wounds and asking for something to eat, he changed their sorrows to amazement and joy. Having thus reassured them, he opened their minds to understanding Scripture and the preaching of his message of repentance and forgiveness worldwide.
Today as Church, by the enabling of the Holy Spirit, we inherit the same capacity to make the Word known. The Easter message strengthens us to turn from worldliness, doubts and fears towards Christ who comes, in and through us, with the same reassuring message.