Friday, April 16, 2010

Readings - Introduction - Easter 3

Intro to the Readings - Easter 3
Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) - Psalm 30 - Revelation 5:11-14 - John 21:1-19
The Collect for today has the phrase — “in the breaking of the bread.” In a common act the sacred is revealed to us.
The first reading, from Acts, is of Saul – Paul’s – Damascus experience. His eyes will be open to the Light of Jesus. How will your eyes be open to the same light.
Psalm 30 is sung at Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, commemorating the rededication of the Temple. With grateful hearts we rededicate ourselves to God Almighty.
From Revelation we will hear of those who stand singing “Worthy is the Lamb.” If you are using the Bible Societies reading guide you will read often from Revelation this month.
The Gospel reading pictures some of the Twelve fishing. The Lord prepares breakfast for them on the beach, and “took bread and gave it them.” Christ is revealed in actions. The Redeemer is also revealed in words – Peter is asked three times “Do you love me?”
Let us see Him “in the breaking of the bread” and be ready to respond as the Saviour asks you – “Do you love me?”

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