I can still smell the wet canvas and sawdust of my father's revivals. He believed that any self-respecting revival was held in a tent.
Easter | Third Sunday of Easter (Year C)
Acts 9:1-6, (7-20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19
The Bible's images for God must be taken in an analogical sense. Yet the Bible exhibits no anxiety about using them.
I love Don Juel’s description of Jesus as a “master of surprise.” The ways Jesus reveals himself to his followers in the post-resurrection stories testify to his delight in surprising those who love him, and whom he loves. Jesus’ moments of self-revelation are not only world-shaking but intimate, relational, invitational and even clever.