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Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Jn 21:20-25


We have four gospels written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These four disciples, with the Holy Spirit, tried to write the essentials of Jesus’ public ministry here on earth. We Christians have been blessed and read these gospels for generations because they were written by eyewitnesses of the things that happened when Jesus was here on this earth. However, have you ever wondered how much more could have been written about Jesus, maybe about His childhood, teenage years, then when He was in His twenties? I would like to know those stories, because perhaps there were other miracles that He performed. Maybe we would have learned more about what kind of games he liked to play when He was a child, or we could learn more about His friends, maybe He had a girlfriend, who knows, since Jesus was also human like we are. He did have the same feelings, emotions, temptations. It is obvious that He never sinned, but wouldn’t you like to know those things. And why am I saying this? Because the gospel reading for today concludes with a sentence: “There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.” We should treasure our gospels because they provide us with the essence of Jesus’ ministry, but still, there is so much more about Jesus’ life that was never recorded. We can only imagine.



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