O Clarim brings to you a three-part series this Easter season by Fr Fausto Gomez OP.
In the first article, Fr Gomez discusses the significance of Jesus’ resurrection for the Christian faith and the assurance it provides for the believers’ own resurrection. It explores the transformation in the apostles’ lives after witnessing the resurrection and emphasizes the importance of being credible witnesses to Christ’s saving power.


To strengthen our faith in Jesus’ Resurrection, we have most credible witnesses: the apostles. How the Resurrection experience impacted them! The book titled ‘The Lord’ by philosopher and theologian Fr. Romano Guardini discusses two key differences between Jesus before and after the Resurrection: Jesus no longer comes and goes, but ‘appears’ and ‘vanishes’ without barriers of time and space, and the evangelists emphasize that Jesus after the Resurrection is the same Jesus of Nazareth with visible wounds, not a mere spirit.

Revisiting the Original Experience: Faithfulness to Christ and His Mission

Reliving our first euphoric encounter with Christ is the means to draw back from the despondency and despair with which the Evil One and the world attempt to derail our mission as Christians. Through the life of the Apostles, especially St Peter, we see that continually keeping in mind that initial experience of Jesus is what keeps us firm and determined along our path.