“One second-century pagan critic of Christianity was willing to tolerate everything else about Christians if they would only worship the gods.”
Easter | Third Sunday of Easter (Year C)
Acts 9:1-6, (7-20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19
In response to our request for essays on the topic mistake, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
"I dream of walking the streets of Damascus," sighed a Syrian refugee whose radio interview I heard on my evening commute. His voice trailed off into a wistful silence. I had been engrossed in his story, but at the interview's end, my mind connected the refugee's lament and longing for a Damascus road story of long ago.
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.