The Appearance to the Seven Disciples

The Appearance to the Seven Disciples.  After this, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We also will come with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was…

The Appearance to the Disciples in Jerusalem

While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While they were still incredulous…

Holy Thursday: The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into…

The Easily Swayed

As I write this post, it is 11:30 am on Good Friday. The noon hour marks the hour at which our Lord was nailed to the cross. I can’t stop thinking about Palm Sunday and the time Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt. A week before, …the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. They proclaimed: ‘Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven And glory in the highest.’ – Luke 19:37-38 A week later, my Lord is hanging on…

The Washing of My Feet

At Mass on Holy Thursday, a priest will wash feet of 12 people. This is to show humility of service. Jesus washed the apostles’ feet to show them what kind of priests he wanted them to be, to serve not to be served. I once had the complete humiliation of having my feet washed. It was not on Holy Thursday but it was part of my The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) class. The RCIA class is a class for converts to Catholicism. I’m not sure if washing of the feet is a standard for all RCIA classes…