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By Philip Kosloski, Aletia, April 23, 2020
The apostles were afraid and alone, isolating themselves from the world, but Jesus appeared to them anyway.
After Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, most of his apostles scattered, afraid of suffering the same fate. Peter went so far as to deny he knew Jesus in order to avoid being captured.They were afraid, uncertain about the future and having doubts about Jesus as the messiah. Instead of resuming their normal lives, they distanced themselves from normal social gatherings and chose to go on “lockdown.”
During their anxiety, Jesus appeared to them and offered them peace. ….