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Third Sunday of Easter

April 15, 2013

BACK TO THE BEGINNING

In a sense, today’s Gospel is the second bookend of the Apostles’ ministry.  Today, we hear that Peter and the Apostles are fishing when Jesus appears to them for a third time after his death.  It is a very similar encounter to the first time they met Jesus.

In both instances, they were fishing.  And in both instances, they were unsuccessful in their catch until they followed the instructions of Jesus.  And so it seems, the Apostles have come full-circle – back to the beginning – only now with much more wisdom.

Before, they had no idea who Jesus was.  Now, they clearly recognize him.  My hope is that we can say the same:  yes, we make our mistakes, but we now recognize Jesus better than we did before. . .and consequently, we start to recognize a mistake better than we did before.

CLICK HERE  for the readings for the the Third Sunday of Easter: (Acts 5:27-32,40-41; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19)

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