Scripture Reflections for the Third Sunday of Easter

Year C, Lectionary 48

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: AcceptChangeChurchCollaborationCommunityDarknessDeathDiscipleEgoEncounterEucharistEvangelizeFaithFearFeedFishFollowFoodForgiveGatherGraceGuiltHopeHungerJoyLeadLightLiturgyLoveMissionPatiencePeterPraisePriorityRecognizeReconciliationRepentResurrectionRevelationSightSinSufferingTeachTimeTombTransformationTrustUnityViolence

Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13
John 21:1-19

“Peter must be reminded of his need for Christ's mercy in order to be a conduit of it. Teaching Peter that to love is to forgive is our Lord's last blueprint entrusted to a church who is asked to spill divine mercy over a world in desperate need of it.”

Kelly Meraw |

“Where can we as Church heed Jesus’ invitation to cast our nets differently when our present practices aren’t working? Where can we joyfully, boldly rush out to meet Jesus on the shore?”

Mary Kate Holman |

“What does Christ-like leadership look like? Well, it looks like martyrdom. It looks like execution”

"Peter, Do You Love Me?" | Brant Pitre |

“if you're still moving with your own strength, your own stuff, your own what you got and have not given over to Christ, you'll continue to catch nothing”

"Get out of my business" | Fr. Stephen Thorne |

“Jesus doesn't scold Peter. There's no recrimination for his triple failure. This scene is not so much about forgiveness but about healing. We so often burden our conscience by allowing past sins and failures to weigh us down and cripple our journey of faith.”

"Do you love me?" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“Jesus is beyond our failures. He knows what is beneath our denial just like he saw the potential hidden in Peter's weakness. What you are experiencing is either a blessing or a lesson.”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“You and I are always tempted to push away the child, or the friend, or the coworker who's asking for our time. We want to favor the task...Jesus asks us to put people first because that big wide world out there could still use a rescue, one precious person at a time.”

Alice Camille |

“Sometimes, church, Jesus' assignment to you may not make sense but do it anyway because God is calling you to do something brand new in a new way even if you've been doing it all your lives”

"Tired and Hungry" | Monsignor Raymond East |