When Peter arrived at Jesus’ tomb, “He bent down and saw only the strips of linen cloth; then he went home, wondering what had happened.” (Luke 24:12)
Did Simon Peter doubt Jesus’ promise, I will arise on the third day?
Perhaps he was just retracing all the multiple events that had happened over recent days; he had much to reflect on!
God our heavenly Father, I pray that I will never be separated from You. May the spirit of your endless love remain deep within my being and my faith a shining light for others to follow. This I as through Jesus Christ your Risen Son. Amen.
Prayer: St Dismas
Saint Dismas, you alone were Canonized a Saint by Christ Himself;
you were assured of a place in Heaven with Him, “This day”
because you confessed your sins to Him on Calvary;
and you were truly sorry for them as you hung beside Him on a cross;
you who opened the Heart of Jesus in mercy and forgiveness
even before the centurion’s spear tore it asunder;
you whose face was close to that of Jesus in His last agony,
to offer Him a word of comfort;
you who knew how to pray,
teach me the words to say to gain pardon for my sins;
and you who are close to Him now in Heaven,
pray to Him for me that I shall never again desert Him,
but that at the close of my life I may hear the words He addressed to you:
“This day thou shalt be with Me in Paradise.” Amen.