The superabundance of God’s kindness ties all of
today’s readings together. Especially when life overwhelms
us, the Lord provides all we need, and then some. In the Acts
of the Apostles, Peter takes the lead when facing the
Sanhedrin. We might expect the man who denied Jesus to
crumble under the imposing glare of the high priest. Instead,
the Holy Spirit helps him testify to his faith in Jesus Christ.
What Peter had lacked before, courage and conviction, God
provides in abundance.
Similarly, today’s Gospel shows
Jesus providing a surplus of fish for the disciples. They have
no luck fishing until the Lord intercedes. Jesus supplies an
almost ridiculous number of fish, and he cooks it for them,
too. As our reading from Revelation affirms, the overflowing
riches of God require constant praise. Countless creatures-
“everything in the universe”-cry out to honor the Lord,
forever and ever
Prayer of the Week:
May your people exult for ever, O God, in renewed youthfulness of spirit,
so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of our adoption, we may look
forward in confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.
What does it mean to me to have hope in the Resurrection?