the Resurrection of Jesus our thoughts go to the empty tomb in Jerusalem but the Resurrection is all about Jesus showing himself to his disciples. As I travelled around the Sea I was thinking about those precious moment the Apostles had with him here after the Easter Sunday. It came to my mind that Galilee is a shrine of the Risen Lord. A powerful moment I had was when I celebrated Mass by the Sea of Galilee. When I spoke the Words of Consecration over bread and wine that make them Jesus’ Body and Blood I felt that I am included in the group of those to whom Jesus appeared. As I was looking at the stone altar with Jesus Body and Blood I was telling myself the word St John said to St Peter that day when they were fishing together and the Lord stood on the shore: “It is the Lord.” As I looked over the water it reminded me the Sefton Church where I was blessed to have a couple of years. Behind the altar there is a lake picture. Now I can see why Fr George Ryan put it there. The lake is like the Sea of Galilee, the shrine of the Risen Lord.
A few minutes from the pilgrim house there is also the church of the Primacy of Peter. The Church commemorates the meeting the Apostles had with Jesus after his Resurrection. There three times Jesus asked Peter: “Do you love me?” There he also cooked breakfast for them.