In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
What were the disciples thinking on Easter night? The Teacher had been slaughtered on Friday. He had said strange things about suffering, dying, and rising before it all went down. But no one does that. Though He had done it to others on at least three occasions (Mark 5:35-43; Luke 7:11-17; John 11:1-45). We know they were afraid. The doors were locked.
Yet in their midst Jesus appears. He shows His hands and feet and says, “Peace be with you.” He proves He is alive. Then He gives them what the resurrection is about: peace with God. In other words, He absolves their sins. He removes them. Removing the cause of their fear. Thus giving them peace with God.