Friday, April 9, 2010

Breakfast With Christ

Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?”

They answered him, “No.”

So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat

and you will find something.”

So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in

because of the number of fish.

So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.”

When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,

he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad,

and jumped into the sea.

The other disciples came in the boat,

for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards,

dragging the net with the fish.

When they climbed out on shore,

they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread.

Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.”

So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore

full of one hundred fifty-three large fish.

Even though there were so many, the net was not torn.

Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.”

I absolutely love this passage. First off, lets face it, the disciples weren't very good fishermen! John recognizes Jesus but Peter dives in. That is Peter, his love for Jesus cannot be held back. I also love that Jesus is on the shore eating breakfast. Sharing a meal with his friends. Christ calls us to His table and shares a meal with us at every Mass. Its a beautiful thing.

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