Sunday, April 14, 2012
There is a shift in the way the risen Jesus is with the disciples. Rather than appearing to them, Jesus is already present on the shore while seven disciples fish in the middle of the lake. Fishing is a symbol of ministry. Remember the call of three of these disciples: “I will make you fish for people.” (Cf. Mt. 4:19, Mk 1:17, Lk 5:10). There is abundant success in ministry and mission when we obey Jesus.
Join the disciples for breakfast with Jesus. This is the first personal encounter of Jesus with Peter since the latter’s denial. Catch the poignant, tender moment. Three times did Peter deny Jesus; three times, Jesus invites him to delete the denials with expressions of humble love.
This is your day to show love and loyalty to your risen Savior.
Jesus standing on the beach v. 4
Casting on the other side v. 6
Lord, You know that I love You. v. 15
Feeding Your sheep with my love v. 17
For more about this way to pray see “Daily Bible Breaths” in the menu above.
This is the Third Week in Easter, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary.
Year C is dedicated to the Gospel of Luke, with focus on the Gospel of John in the later weeks of Lent and during the Easter Season.
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