A Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter
Text: St. Luke 24:36-48
Grace to you and peace from God our Heavenly Father and Christ Jesus our Risen Lord. Amen.
We have spent the past three weeks confronting a radical new ordering of the world recorded in Saint John’s Gospel – beginning on Maundy Thursday with the Last Supper and the new commandment to love one another, followed closely by Good Friday and the entirety of the Passion. Then, on Easter morning, everything changed as we read how Christ appeared in the garden to Mary Magdalene, and then in the upper room to Peter and (most of) the other disciples and, a week later, to Thomas before sending the apostles out with the gift of the Holy Spirit (which we read last Sunday).
Today, we rewind just a little bit and change angles.
We’re reading from Saint Luke rather than John’s Gospel, and we pick up the story late in the day on Easter evening.Continue reading “The Resurrection – Myth Meets History”