When they arrive, they find that he has cooked a breakfast of bread and fish for them and invites them to “Come, have breakfast.” (John 21:1-14) I’ll bet there were some eggs and pancakes on the side too! But it also makes me wonder why Jesus put such emphasis on eating. Jesus did some other curious things right after the resurrection: like breathing on his disciples and inviting Thomas to actually touch his nail wounds and feel the sword gash in his side.
Jesus seems to be going out of his way to assure his friends that it was really he who was present; not a ghost or vision. “‘The flesh is the hinge of salvation.’ We believe in God who is creator of the flesh; we believe in the Word made flesh in order to redeem the flesh; we believe in the resurrection of the flesh, the fulfilment of both the creation and the redemption of the flesh.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church n.
Do you believe you are personally called to be a disciple of Christ?
Perhaps, after reading the above definitions of a disciple, you are not so sure. It just means you have come to realize that you cannot be a disciple on your own strength.
“If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.
The hypothesis has existed since the days of Early Christianity; it is discussed in the Gospel of Matthew, generally agreed to have been written between AD 70 and 100.
Matthew's gospel raises the hypothesis only to refute it; according to it, the claim the body was stolen is a lie spread by the Jewish high priests.
” I think many of us might answer this question something like this, “Of course, all of us as Catholic men are called to be disciples of Christ, However, before we personalize this answer, we should look a what it means to be a disciple.
To do this, let’s first look at how Jesus defined some of the characteristics of a disciple: The Catechism defines a disciple this way: “The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live on it, but also profess it, confidently bear witness to it, and spread it” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1816).