A study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 79 percent of Americans believe in miracles. This belief spans generations; young people are just as likely to believe in miracles as older Americans.
How hard would it have been for the disciples to believe in the resurrection of Jesus? They saw his miraculous powers firsthand. But John tells us that the disciples did not yet understand that Jesus had to rise from the dead. The news from Mary Magdalene came as a shock. The empty tomb was soon confirmed by Peter and the other disciple. The resurrection is a mystery we must grasp personally. Without Easter faith, we would not be with the community today proclaiming, “Alleluia!”
Deacon Dick Folger