United States Conference of Secular institutes


Saturday within the Octave of Easter

Mark 16:9-15

Where are we in this story? I believe that all of us can identify with the disciples being locked in our upper rooms because of a lack of security.  Maybe we were not even sure about our fears – maybe we had days when we felt afraid of something not even knowing what it was.  Do we ever consider the fact that this fear is due to a lack of our acknowledgement of the presence of Jesus in our lives?  Are we still trying to solve all our problems by ourselves without even calling on the Risen Lord?  There was a quote I read years ago – don’t recall the source:  “Fear knocked on the door, faith opened the door but no one was there.”  When we have faith there is no place for fear.