Gospel Reflection for April 11, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 4.32-35; 1 John 5.1-6; John 20.19-31 Jesus said to the disciples, “Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” He breathed on them, saying, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven them; if you hold them bound, they are held bound.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 11, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 27, 2014, Second Sunday of Easter

Jesus’ followers were hiding from the Jews when Jesus appeared to them. Jesus breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven them; if you hold them bound, they are held bound.” John 20.22-23 Easter is about transformation and action.  Jesus hands over to the community theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 27, 2014, Second Sunday of Easter”

Resurrected Bodies

My memories of Easter are filled with clean, pressed pastel colored dresses and yes, even white spring hats with ribbons. The sun is shining in my memory, and everything feels new. I often think of the resurrected Jesus, then, similarly as glowing and pure like an angel. In Pastrix, Nadia Bolz-Weber disagrees: “Jesus didn’t look very impressiveContinue reading “Resurrected Bodies”