Christ is risen!
With this edition, you receive two sets of notes, covering next Sunday and the following one.
Third Sunday of Easter
The purpose of this story is two-fold. It serves as kind of final scene to the story of Jesus, a symbolic and theological synthesis of considerable power. It also lays some foundations for what will be developed in the second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, with the theme of witness.
Fourth Sunday of Easter
The imagery of shepherd has a rich background in the Hebrew Bible. The much-loved Psalm 23 is a clear example. That Psalm is quite explicit on the need for such care, protection and compassion. In the Gospel, this need is acknowledged as well using different words.