Give Him Your Hand!

... Follow Me

John 21:19
Acts 5:27-32,40-41; Psalms 30:2,4-6,11-13; Revelations 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

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Third Sunday of Easter, C

There is the wonderful story of an elderly woman in a nursing home who was faced with a very hard choice. Being a rabid baseball fan, she had been following the World Series then in progress, and on Sunday morning she was happy to learn that the deciding game would be televised at three p.m. However, three p.m. also was the time scheduled for Church Services, to be conducted by an as yet unidentified clergyman from a neighboring community. Consequently, the elderly baseball fan was faced with an extremely hard choice because she was a deeply religious woman too. Finally, the moment of decision arrived. “Are you going to attend Church Services or watch the World Series game on T.V.?” she was asked. “I haven’t decided yet,” she replied. “It all depends on who’s pitching and who’s preaching.”

“Follow Me!” the Risen Christ says to Peter in today’s Gospel Lesson (Jn. 21:19). In themselves, good resolutions and intentions in the area of faith will…

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