Wednesday, November 13, 2013
QUOTATION: Why Didn't Jesus Reveal Himself to All After the Resurrection?
Surely so it would have been; the chief priests would not have been moved at all; and the populace, however they had been moved at the time, would not have been lastingly moved, not practically moved, not so moved as to proclaim to the world what they had heard and seen, as to preach the Gospel. This is the point to be kept in view: and consider that the very reason why Christ showed Himself at all was in order to raise up witnesses to His resurrection, ministers of His word, founders of His Church; and how in the nature of things could a populace ever become such?
--Blessed John Henry Newman, "Witnesses of the Resurrection", Parochial and Plain Sermons