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Third Sunday of Easter

April 10, 2016

DO YOU LOVE ME?

I always love the readings right after Easter, because they describe the stories that occurred just after the resurrection. Though the Apostles did not see it this way, what they are doing is living out the earliest days of the Christian Church.   And today’s Gospel is one of my favourite stories for it is not only very instructive, but also very real.

It begins with Peter. Peter who confessed Jesus as the Messiah only to deny him. Peter, who ran to the tomb only to walk back confused. Peter, who was with Jesus on the mountain, was pulled from the sea, witnessed miracle after miracle – now, unsure what to do, goes back to what he was doing before he met Jesus: fishing.

Can you imagine? After witnessing all of that? Just to go back to what you did before?   Well, of course you can, because we do it all the time!

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Third Sunday of Easter (Acts 15:27-32, 40-41; Psalm 30; Revelations 5:11-14; John 21:1-19)

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