Scripture Reading for Today: John 21:1-14 (read it here) Reflect By returning to their fishing boats, these disciples are turning their backs on their responsibility to be fishers of men, and returning to what they knew—making a living with fishing, despite having been visited by the risen Jesus and receivingContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: Luke 24:35-48 (read it here) Reflect Given the presence and testimony of the Emmaus disciples, we would think that the gathered disciples would be well prepared for Jesus to appear in their midst.  But rather than making them happy, Jesus’ sudden appearance startles and terrifies them. Continue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: John 20:1-9 (read it here) Reflect I always assumed that the angels moved the stone so Jesus could come out of the tomb.  But think about it: He who conquered death itself could certainly move a rock without the help of an angel. For whom, then,Continue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Peter 3:19; 4:6 (read it here) Reflect On Holy Saturday, Christians remember that while his dead body was lying in a tomb, Jesus’ soul “descended into the dead,” as the Apostle’s Creed says.  It’s traditionally known as the “harrowing of hell,” when Jesus announced salvation to allContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: John 18:1 – 19:42 (read it here) Reflect I know it is hard to understand, but today we believe in faith that God didn’t send Jesus into the world because we loved him.  Jesus didn’t climb Calvary because we were good.   He loves us firstContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: : John 13:1-15 (read it here) Reflect Every time we listen to the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, we are also filled with sadness because we come face to face with the tragic fact that Jesus’ example and words have fallen on deaf ears. Continue Reading