3rd Sunday of Easter Year B – April
We may be
amazed at the memory of Jesus in the risen body taking a meal of grilled
fish. He does if for many reasons, one
being to ease their fear, so that when he does something comforting like eating
a meal, they relax in his company. There is the human joy of a meal.
is also that Jesus is the same Jesus as they knew. There is continuity from
Good Friday into Easter Sunday, and the risen body of Jesus still shows his
gospel there are two types of questions and atmosphere about food. We receive
the food of God in prayer, in the word of God, and in the eucharist and
sacraments. Jesus fed the apostles and then sent them to feed other. It is the same with his community of the
church today; we are to be food for the world.
with the gifts and call of the risen Lord is an engagement of faith. Faith, a
great gift in our lives, is much challenged today; it is a humble response to God,
not knowing all the answers. Faith is dark, humble and it is within ourselves
that find the yes of faith.
We want a more central place for religion but
not a coerced religion. We live by faith that flows from love of God and
others, grounded in our shared belief in
the presence of the risen Jesus among us,
This is the religion of the risen Christ - embracing the whole world,
sending us all as witnesses of his love -
and interested in fish for the human joy of eating together.
Risen Lord you are our peace, risen Lord you
are our joy, risen Lord you are forever with us.