Sermon Introduction –
Make no mistake, Jesus gives the disciples responsibilities for the journey ahead. He openly declares, “Feed my sheep.” I believe ‘food’ is not the only feed that is being requested.
Introduction to the Readings
The disciples make a big splash and breakfast with the risen Jesus. Wading in the water (remembering baptism) and eating with Jesus (celebrating holy communion) is our weekly encounter with the risen Christ. Jesus asks us again and again: Do you love me? And Jesus invites us, again and again, to follow him bringing the Easter life to others.