Sharing the Word for April 30, 2022

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

April 30, 2022
Daily Reading from the USCCB: John 6:16-21
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Jesus hustles his disciples away from the crowd who want to make him king. They start to cross the sea by boat without Jesus. A storm arises. The disciples see Jesus walking toward them across the sea. They grow panicky. Jesus reassures them–identifying himself with the name God had given himself to Moses: “I AM.”

Jesus presents himself in power walking on the water, yet he is concerned for his disciples: “Don’t be afraid.”   All this continues Jesus’ preparation for the bread of life discourse that is soon to come. 

He has just fed a hungry multitude. Now in addition Jesus is presenting himself as one who is powerful, loving, kind–manifesting the presence of God. Jesus relates to us in those same ways.


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