Monday 26 December 2011

St. John the Evangelist

The Saint John whose feast we celebrate today is in the Gospels the brother of James. The brothers were sons of Zebedee and were fishermen. John along with his brother James and Peter were the trio who accompanied Jesus when he raised Jairus' daughter, on the mountain at the Transfiguration and in Gethsemane.
The Gospel text chosen for the feast gives an insight into the intuition and faith of the Beloved disciple. On being told that the Tomb in which Jesus lay was empty, he along with Peter ran to the tomb. The beloved disciple saw and believed. He needed no proof. The empty tomb and the words of Jesus before his death were proof enough for him.

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