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Our Model And Our Savior

Follow Me
John 21:1-19 or 21:1-14

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Sermon Week Third Sunday of Easter Cycle C

Scripture Summary John 21:19


"Follow Me!" the Risen Christ says to Peter in today's Gospel Lesson. In themselves, good resolutions and intentions in the area of faith will not do us much good. If we want to grow as human persons we need to follow Jesus in acting out those good resolutions and good intentions.

A young man nervously approached his girl friend's father. "Sir, there is something important I would like to ask you," he said. "I was wondering if you ... I was wondering whether ... er, uh, that is if you would be willing to, er ..." In the midst of the lad's fumbling, the father grabbed the young man's hand and shook it vigorously. Then the father said, "Of course, my boy. Certainly I'll give you my permission. My little girl's happiness is all that matters to me." The young man looked puzzled, "Permission?" he asked. "You want to marry my daughter and you have my permission," the father replied. "Oh, that's not it sir," said the young man. "It's nothing like that. You see, a payment was due on my car last week and I didn't have the sixty-eight dollars. I'm afraid the finance company will repossess my car. I was wondering if you would lend me the money." The father snapped back, "Certainly not, I hardly know you."

"I am the way, the truth, and the life," Jesus says. But if following Him is to be our way of acting out our good faith resolutions and intentions, it's got to be more than "Jesus, I hardly know you." We need to know Him in a way that makes all the difference in how we proceed on life's journey. What does it mean to be willing to trust Him with our very life?

Jesus' life is the Supreme Model for us of what God intends each human life to be. If we really want to know what kind of life God would like for us to live, we must look to the Model.

We can look to many learned writers to try to discern God's Will for our life. [...]

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