John 20:19-31 is the source of the gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Easter. This is Christ’s first post-resurrection appearance to the disciples in John’s Gospel, where he appears to the ten (excluding Judas and Thomas) in the Upper Room in Jerusalem. Christ commissions the apostles on that first Sunday that he appears in […]

A few years ago I conducted a retreat where I talked about the characters in John’s Gospel and how they related to Jesus. I asked the retreatants to see the similarities between ourselves and some of the personalities in John’s Gospel. This Sunday’s gospel reading is from Matthew’s Gospel, and I suppose we could do […]