Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Themes: Bible Study - John 21, Samson
Volume 8 No. 475 April 13, 2018

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Jesus appears to disciples at the Sea of Tiberius
Jesus appears to Peter and disciples at the Sea of Tiberius

I. This Sunday in Church

1. Bible Readings for 1st Sunday After New Sunday (April 15)

2. Sermons for 1st Sunday After New Sunday (April 15)

3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: 1st Sunday After New Sunday - Re-installation of Peter

Volume 7 No 413 April 28 2017
Love, Re-instatement of Peter

Volume 6 No 343 April 8 2016
1st Sunday After New Sunday - Installation of Peter

Volume 5 No 281: April 17 2015
St. Peter - Second Chances and Love

Volume 4 No 217: May 2, 2014
Reinstatement of Peter

Volume 3 No 138: April 18 2013
Reinstallation of Peter: Do You Love Me?

II. Lectionary Reflections

4. Interesting Details on John 21

Out of love, Jesus' disciples are called to unite and bring the whole world to Christ in the Eucharistic celebration, where Christ feeds all. ...

5. The Grace of Another Day

When life comes at us too fast, maybe we too need to pause, to pray for and to seek the grace of another day. We need to have the courage that when the gift is given to use it as best we can to do the will of God for our life. ...

6. Repairing Our Grief

Jesus has confronted Peter with the moral injury of the past. Through a ritual reenactment of that scene, Jesus walks Peter through his past and ushers him into a brand new future. Yes, Peter has regrets; and yes, this regret has scarred his soul. But now Peter must do the work of Jesus and tend the flock. ...

7. Discipleship: A Sermon on John 21:1-19

Each of us receives a call from God. Calls, in my opinion, are more common than uncommon. God calls us to life through the miracle of creation. And that gift of life is meant to be something extraordinary. ...

8. You Can Run, But You Can't Hide: Reflections on John 21:1-19

Peter's reckoning doesn't end with being grilled by Jesus. He also is subjected to a grim vision of his own future, of a time when he, like Jesus, will be led where he doesn't want to go and will die a martyr's death. ...

III. Featured: Bible Study -- Samson, A Great Man Who Pursued Small Things

9. Samson: A Great Man Who Pursued Small Things - The Man Who Had It All

The greater the potential for success, the greater the possibility of failure. The higher our expectations, the farther we can fall. ...

10. Samson: A Great Man Who Pursued Small Things - A Marriage Doomed to Fail

Christ takes you like you are but does not leave you like He found you! The truth does set us free. But yes, it hurts us first! ...

11. Samson: A Great Man Who Pursued Small Things - A Man With Two Hearts

You can generally recognize a double-minded man. He has moments of commitment to God; often surprising us with his burst of spiritual discipline and devotion. Mighty Samson is a picture of double-mindedness. ...

12. Samson: A Great Man Who Pursued Small Things - Physically Strong - Morally Weak

Samson and Delilah. The story has been told hundreds of times for thousands of years. This is the story of Samson's defeat, a story that must be told in each generation. A strong man can be morally weak; in one moment he can destroy what cannot be rebuilt in a lifetime. ...

IV. General Weekly Features

13. Family Special: Does Divorce Make People Happy?

Findings from a Study of Unhappy Marriages.

14. Family Special: Why Marriage Matters: Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences

Marriage is an important social good, associated with an impressively broad array of positive outcomes for children and adults alike. ...

15. Poem: Rise to Life

16. Many Who Are Last Shall Be First: A Meditation on the Great Reversal Declared in Scripture

Life seems a very uneven proposition if we only look at our side of the equation. Only God sees the whole picture. To some extent, though, He has revealed that those who suffer much in this life will be rewarded in the life to come; there will be a great reversal. ...

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