April 21, 2017

Easter Fri

April 21, 2017:  Friday, Easter Octave

How many connections with today can you find?
Legend below
  • Acts 4:1-12  After the cripple had been cured, leaders questioned Peter and John:  “By what power have you done this?”  Peter:  “In the name of Jesus Christ whom you crucified and God raised, the stone you rejected that became the cornerstone.  There's no salvation through anyone else.”
  • Ps 118:1-2, 4, 22-27a  "The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone."  His mercy endures forever.  This is the day the Lord made; rejoice in it.
  • Jn 21:1-14  Peter with other disciples at Sea of Tiberias:  “I'm going fishing.”  They caught nothing.  At dawn, Jesus was on the shore, but they didn't know it was Jesus:  “Cast the net over the right side.”  They did and couldn't pull it in.  “It's the Lord.”  Peter jumped into the sea; they dragged in 153 big fish.  Jesus:  “Come, have breakfast.”
      St. Peter healing the crippled beggar
    • Creighton:  "Peter the Athlete":  In today's readings Peter fishes, swims, eats, is arrested, and testifies on trial.  The root of 'athlete' is 'askesis' [Greek, also English], related to asceticism and discipline, in turn related to 'disciple.'  Peter encountered the Lord in his ordinary work as a fisherman.  After a fishless night, he took advice and changed course, even though he didn't understand.  Peter sought his Master, swimming to him, allowing him to feed him breakfast; heals in his name.  May we too jump into the sea....
    • One Bread, One Body:  "Christlessness":  When Peter tried to go back into the fishing business, he acted as if he'd never met Jesus.  Are your priorities and activities of today different from the ones of those who don't know our risen Lord?
      The Second Miraculous Draught of Fish/ Tissot
    • Passionist:  In today's readings Peter reemerges rehabilitated.  He meets Jesus in Galilee, powering the boat to shore to see him after the miraculous catch of fish.  Later, after the crippled beggar's healing, he and John spent a night in custody and were asked about the power behind the healing.  They proclaimed it was through the power of Jesus Christ....
    • DailyScripture.net:  "Jesus revealed himself again":  Peter was probably returning to his fishing career, discouraged after Jesus' crucifixion.  He was last commanded to let down his net after a futile night of fishing at the beginning of Jesus' ministry.  This time John recognized the Lord first, then Peter leaps to the Lord.  Do I run to the Lord when I meet setbacks, disappointments, or trials?
    Dress Legend
    • '?' tie pin:  Leaders questioned Peter and John (1st reading)
    • 'Dove' pin:  Peter was filled with the Spirit (1st reading)
    • 'Hands' pin:  They laid hands on Peter and John (1st reading)
    • 'Stone' tie pin:  The stone you rejected has become the cornerstone;... (1st reading, psalm)
    • 'Eyeball' pin:  ...it is wonderful in our eyes (psalm)
    • 'Fishing pole' tie bar:  “I'm going fishing” (gospel)
    • 'Boat' tie bar:  "They got into the boat" (gospel)
    • 'Fire' pin:  "They saw a charcoal fire" (gospel)
    • 'Fishes' tie:  153 fish caught (gospel)
    • 'Wheat' pin:  Jesus gave them the bread... (gospel)
    • 'Resurrection cross' (no Jesus), white shirt and socks:  Easter day and season

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