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By Ed Schneider on the Fourth Sunday of Easter: Readings: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Easter/BEaster4_RCL.html Listen Here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/episodes/718115-april-22-2018-fourth-sunday-in-easter May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us always. Amen. The Gospel tells us today that Jesus is our Good Shepherd, and we are his sheep. As today’s psalm tells us, he leads us to good waters, and makes us lie down in green pastures. But the metaphor of us being sheep is limited. Sheep are passive, and, so I’m told, rather dull, and I don’t mean dull as in boring. But if we follow Jesus, then we can’t be passive. We can’t just say, “I believe in Jesus,” and then sit on our hands, waiting for the day we’re taken up into glory. Jesus gave us one commandment: we must love one another as he loves us. Love is not passive. But…

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By Fr. Tim Kroh on Third Sunday of Easter: Readings: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Easter/BEaster3_RCL.html Listen Here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/episodes/704435-april-15-2018-third-sunday-of-easter In the Name ✠ of the Crucified and Risen Savior. Amen. “Jesus said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ “ On the surface of this text, it seems like St. Luke is trying really hard to prove to us that the resurrection of Christ was real. He had a real body. He kept eating. He was hungry. You could touch him. So we can see in this seafood snack another assertion of the reality of Christ’s resurrection. But there’s so much more here for us as well. In the resurrection, Christ doesn’t do away with his old human body. He retains his body. It’s a glorified body, but it is the same body. He shows his scars to St. Thomas, in that window, over there. It eats fish. It’s hungry. The resurrected Christ was an embodied…

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