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Jesus Renews our Mission

On this coming Sunday, the third in the Easter season, we hear the wonderful coda to John’s gospel account, in which the resurrected Jesus appears once again to his disciples just as they are settling back into life as normal back home by the lake. Lovingly, he attends to their very human needs: for an income, for a hot breakfast, and in Peter’s case for forgiveness. By the end of this intimate encounter, they are all ready to hear his gentle challenge, “Follow me”, a call to renewed mission that will lead them to suffering and for many of them, to a torturous death. Why would they respond as they do, and why would we in their shoes? Because when Jesus meets them, they are face to face with the love of God. Hearing their story again, so are we.
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Howard Pilgrim

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