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March 30, 2016

Volume 133, Issue #7


April 17, Fourth Sunday of Easter: Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30

A shepherd’s staff has a crook for drawing the sheep away from danger, and a blunt end for prodding them toward places they would rather not go. This week’s texts embrace the tension between the two in the shepherd’s role.

April 10, Third Sunday of Easter: John 21:1-19

As we encounter the post-resurrection Jesus in this week’s Gospel, brokenness and disappointment permeate—brokenness as thick as the morning mist off the Sea of Galilee, disappointment as pungent as the smell of fish.

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