Add Sun, Apr 4
After Jesus rose from the dead, He spent the afternoon walking almost seven miles with two disciples. On this walk, Jesus interpreted for them every passage of the Scriptures which referred to Him (Lk 24:27). On the evening of that first Easter Sunday, Jesus opened the apostles' minds to the understanding of the Scriptures (Lk 24:45). Jesus made it clear from the several hours He spent in the word on the first resurrection-day that believing deeply in His resurrection and hearing God's word were interrelated.
With this in mind, I invite you to read the whole New Testament in the fifty-day Easter season. The Lord will give you the grace to be faithful to this discipline. Ask and you shall receive (Mt 7:7). I suggest that you celebrate the octave of Easter by reading Acts of the Apostles. Then read through the New Testament beginning with Matthew. The following arrangement may help you. As you read God's word, you will say: "Were not our hearts burning inside us as He talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?" (Lk 24:32) Then you will recognize and believe in the risen Jesus as never before.