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Savior on the Nile

In a dream once, I saw a reed basket carrying Moses upon the bloody Nile. Moses, the precursor of Christ, and thought of the consecrated host and the cup acting like the vessel on the river, bearing likewise precious cargo. On the outside, it looks the same. But like Miriam, we know what is contained within! Will we recognize the day of our visitation?

Four Little Words

Sunday’s Gospel reading was from the book of John (the twenty-first chapter), in which the writer has an epilogue wherein the resurrected Jesus appears to seven of His disciples at the sea of Tiberius.The homily spoken at my local parish was about knowing Christ better, and knowing Him in the Eucharist, which I’ll be posting about soon (I promise!). But for today, I wanted to expand on and add my own thoughts on the reading as I felt led to return to this story and meditate on it further. While doing so, I began to wonder, just what was going on with the disciples at the time of this story taking place, and how does that apply to us today? Behind Locked Doors Picture it. The disciples are in hiding, fearful of the Jewish authority who had just had Jesus tried and killed. Despite evidence of His resurrection, they have been living behind locked doors. Perhaps the enemy is at work in their minds, making them doubt whether they really saw Jesus at all, if …