Cycle C Third Sunday of Easter

In the first reading we hear that the apostles were rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of Jesus’ name.  Do we rejoice when we are put down or ridiculed our outcast because we are Christian or Catholic?  Or, do we walk away in shame of our faith, unwilling to bravely proclaim the truth even of others have no desire to hear the truth?
The second reading follows the first in asking are we ready to proclaim Jesus Lord and worship him here and now so that we can worship him in heaven?
We are challenged by all three of these readings to answer the question Jesus posed to Simon Peter, “Do you love me more than these?”  What things do we allow to get in between us and our faith in Jesus? Possessions?  People? Behaviors?   Like Peter Jesus invites us to “Follow him” but only after we have put him first and are willing to let go of everything else.

Author: yuengerwv

Retired Catholic Priest

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