Sunday, April 18, 2010

Come, Have Breakfast

Today is the Third Sunday of Easter. In the Gospel proclaimed at Mass today, the resurrected Jesus appears to some of the disciples on the shore of the Sea of Tiberias.

At one point in the account from John Chapter 21, Jesus (who had seemingly prepared a charcoal fire) said to them, “Come, have breakfast.”

I love that. It's very real. Jesus understood their hunger and wanted them to eat.

God understands our hungers, too. He gets us. And he wants to nourish us.

Fran and Mike have posted reflections inspired by today's Gospel.

Flashbacks: Third Sundays of Easter 2009, 2008 and 2007.

The image above is "Christ Appears on the Shore of Lake Tiberias" or "Apparition du Christ sur les bords du lac de Tibériade" by James Tissot. It is one of five images Tissot created to illustrate this Gospel passage. These paintings are part of the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

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