Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Resurrection Breakfast by Kristin Serafini
We approach the Third Sunday of Easter on April 18 and the readings for the day's liturgy and commentary on them can be found here. If you're bringing children to Mass with you, there are hints for helping children prepare to hear the Word right here.
The first lesson each Sunday in the Easter season is taken from the Acts of the Apostles. This week's passage paints a picture of the consequences of "preaching in that name," the name of Jesus. This pericope omits some verses and you might want to read the more complete text here.
Lost in a deep mystical experience, John's words in the second lesson, taken from Revelation, give us an image of the heavenly liturgy. It's possible that some of the hymnody at Mass in your parish this Sunday will quote from this scripture about "the Lamb that was slain."
The gospel comes in a longer and shorter form. The longer version tells the story of Jesus preparing breakfast on the shore while the disciples go fishing and includes the dialogue between Jesus and Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?"
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