It’s interesting to note that, in a number of the post-Resurrection stories in the Gospels, Jesus’ disciples are stuck in the past. The two disciples on the road to Emmaus lament, “We were hoping.” (Luke 24:21) Peter is well-aware of his denial of knowing Jesus, when the Risen Christ asks him, “Do you love me more than these?” (John 21:15) The Apostles are locked away in the upper room, paralyzed by fear and aware that they had abandoned Jesus, who now appears in their midst as the Risen Christ. We sometimes have a hard time letting go of the past. We hold on to regrets. The Risen Christ is all about forgiveness and healing—letting go of the past—and moving forward with new life. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore Easter as a season of moving forward in our lives, not with regret, but with joy.
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