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Resurrection Appearences: Peter and John (John 21: 15-25)

Saturday, May 11, 2013
In this last resurrection appearance of Christ in John’s Gospel we find an exploration of the vocations of Peter and John: the pastor and the contemplative. The pastoral office is laid upon Peter with three instructions: ‘feed my lambs… tend my sheep… and feed my sheep’ (John 21: 15-17). Preceding each of these instructions is a question: ‘Simon, Son of John, do you love me more than these?’  Whereas on the night Jesus died, Peter, out of fear, denied Jesus three times, now Peter is given the opportunity to undo this betrayal and affirm his love. Indeed, as John reminds us in his first letter, ‘it is perfect love that casts out fear’ (1 John 4:18). Read more

Apostolic Co(-)missions.

Thursday, May 09, 2013
Luke 24:36-49. Read more

Resurrection Appearances - Come and have breakfast

Sunday, May 05, 2013
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'Come and have breakfast' (Jn 21:12)

Resurrection Appearances – Commissioning of Disciples – Mt 28:16-20

Friday, May 03, 2013

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Jesus, Thomas and Us: Touching, Seeing, Believing and Proclaiming.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
John 20:24-31 Read more

Resurrection Appearances - The Disciples in the Upper Room - John 20:19-23

Monday, April 29, 2013

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Resurrection Appearances – Road to Emmaus

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Luke 24: 13-35  Read more

Resurrection Appearances - St Mark's Gospel

Saturday, April 27, 2013
As we continue our series of reflections of the resurrection appearances of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the disciples, this post is probably going to be a bit of an odd one out: the original conclusion to the Gospel according to St Mark contained no references to appearances of the risen Christ, dramatically concluding with the incomplete and unresolved tension of the empty tomb (16:8). Within a few years of its first completion, for reasons about which we can only speculate, somebody added verses 9-20, depicting in laconic prose the numerous appearances of Christ and His ascension to the right hand of the Father.  Read more

Resurrection Appearances – Mary Magdalene

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Readings: Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:9-11; John 20:11-18 Read more

Resurrection Appearances - Introduction

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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