Third Sunday of Easter

[Excerpted from the March/April 2017 issue; by John R. Barker, OFM, a Franciscan friar of the Province of Saint John the Baptist]

In this third week of Easter, the implications of the resurrection continue to unfold. In his Pentecost speech at the beginning of Acts, Peter affirms for the startled crowd that Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified had been raised up by God, in accordance with the Scriptures, which speak not of David but of his descendant, who would not “see corruption.”