A reflection founded on writings.
Consider that before disciples of Jesus could believe, we have testimony of God doing what God does best.
Testimonials from the Luke’s Act of the Apostles and Gospel not that the risen Jesus had to convince his disciples that he was not a ghost. Aside from not using the word “boo,” the best argument is of His hands and feet that are marred by nails yet whole again. “Touch me and see, for a ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones like you see I have,” He says. (Luke 24:39). Even this does not resolve all their questions.
Then Jesus moves on asking if they have anything edible. Luke does not record the disciples’ responses, but it’s easy to imagine their fearful and perplexed murmuring simmering into awe and wonder. They might not understand the “how” of the resurrection (do we?), but they had no argument regarding the “what” . . . Jesus is alive and has taken food.
Consider a retreat moment to reflect on how you would have responded to that Friday through the Third Day and beyond. And, with our catechetical and liturgical experiences, how do you respond to that Friday through the Third Day and beyond in this, this time, in your friendship with God?