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January 5, 2018
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January 5, 2018

Becoming a beloved disciple

Readings: 1 Kings 19:9,11–13; 1John 1:1–4; Resp. Psalm 96; John 20:2–8

At the heart of today’s Gospel passage is a mystery: Who is the Beloved Disciple or the disciple Jesus loved? This figure is one of three at the Transfiguration. He appears again at the Last Supper leaning against the breast of Jesus. He is at Gethsemane. We find him at the foot of the cross and again, in our text, entering the tomb after the Resurrection. We finally encounter him in another Resurrection scene when the disciples catch an abundance of fish. Who is this mysterious figure?

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