● The Priest
We actually celebrate Easter over a one week
period- but it often feels like just one day.
The resurrection is such an important event
that one day is not sufficient for
celebration. We need a week to celebrate our
jubilation over our Lord. We celebrate
Jesus' victory over death. We celebrate
Jesus' victory over envy. We celebrate the
victory of love.
When Mary Magdalene went to Jesus' tomb, the angel said, "He is not here. He is risen.
Do not look for the living among the dead.
Even the rose has flowers and thorns.
Peter and six friends went from Judah to Galilee. One night, they went fishing. They
worked all night but had not caught any fish. Then they heard a voice from One on the
Jesus said, "Do you have something to eat?" They replied, "No". Then heard, "Throw your
nets on the right side of the boat, you shall surely catch fish. " They did so and caught
so much that the nets were filled so that they could barely pull them in. The disciple
whom Jesus loved called out, "It is the Lord." Upon hearing this, Peter gathered his clothes
and jumped into the lake. John 21:5-7.
Peter forgot about the boat and the fish. Hearing it was the Lord, he hurried to meet Him.
The Lord was of utmost importance to him. He forgot everything else. At that time, the
disciples had not thought Jesus was so close. Jesus had prepared a meal for them. One
disciple suspected that Jesus was angry for at the Last Supper, the disciples had deserted
him. Even Peter had said three time, "I don't know Him." Regardless, Jesus made no mention
of this and did not blame anyone. Jesus is Lord FOR us.
Paul had said, "Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and
for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and
through whom we live." Cor. 8:6.
For Us, through The Resurrection, Jesus is worshipped as Lord. He is the Lord of life and
death; the Lord of the present and the future. In the church, there is no Lord but Jesus.
When we receive baptism, we proclaim and believe that Jesus is Lord. We offer our lives
to Jesus. We walk thru life as a disciple with Jesus at our side. The risen Lord lives for
us today in the Eucharist. He speaks to us thru the Scriptures. We speak to Him thru prayer.