Jesus revealed himself

Jesus Praying overlaid Jesus loving us as Children

Greetings on this the Friday in the Octave of Easter
Readings: Acts 4:1-12; PS 118:1-2 and 4, 22-24, 25-27a; Jn 21:1-14
Notes: The whole purpose of the four Gospels is to reveal Jesus.

God who loves us reveals in Jesus his friendship, lordship, hesed, and mercy.
His entire life is one big revelation.

  • As child.
  • As Messiah.
  • As Teacher.
  • As Healer.
  • As Lord.
  • As Protector.
  • As Servant Leader.
  • As Propitiation.
  • As the One stronger than death itself.

Revelations Today’s Readings

  • In first reading, Peter reveals the holy power of the Lord working through his Church.
  • In the responsorial, the Psalmist reveals the one who is the rejected Cornerstone.
  • In the gospel portion, as loving friend, as he calls us Children.

First reading
It was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean
whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;
in his name this man stands before you healed.

There is no salvation through anyone else,
nor is there any other name under heaven
given to the human race by which we are to be saved.

Responsorial Psalm
The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.

The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
it is wonderful in our eyes.
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us be glad and rejoice in it.

Alleluia Verse
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us be glad and rejoice in it.

Gospel Portion
Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.

Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?”
They answered him, “No.”
So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat
and you will find something.”
So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in
because of the number of fish.
So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.”

Come eat the Bread of Life.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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