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PRAYER / Lenten Reflection 2005

Easter Friday, April 1, 2005

Peter and John must have presented even more of a threat to national stability than Jesus. Imagine converting 5,000 in one day! So in the evening they are arrested, but that does not stop Peter from preaching the good news to his captors. The man healed by the name of Jesus "is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified and God raised from the dead." Peter is saying, "See for yourselves." Peter in the gospel, shortly after Jesus is raised, is fishing and does not see for himself. It is the beloved disciple who recognizes Jesus on the beach and cries, "It is the Lord!" Jesus does not wash feet this time, but his service is cooking breakfast on the beach for his friends.

Ask for the gift of recognizing "It is the Lord!" in many events and people today. How will you let Jesus serve you today? Imagine yourself helping him prepare the charcoal fire and clean the fish. Then ask to keep that contemplative work style throughout the rush of the day.

Whatever we do in word or in work, we do in your name, Jesus. Let our words, our work, our service give you glory.

Contributor: Sister Rea McDonnell

Last updated: Wednesday, 23 March, 2005 4:50 PM

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