Gospel: John 21:1-19
After this, Jesus revealed himself to the disciples by the Lake of Tiberias. He appeared to them in this way: Simon Peter, Thomas who was called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two other disciples were together; and Simon Peter said to them, “I’m going fishing.” They replied, “We will come with you.” And they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
When the sun came up, Jesus was standing on the shore, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus called out, “Friends, have you anything to eat?” They answered, “Nothing.” Then he said to them, “Throw the net on the right side of the boat and you will find something.” When they had lowered the net, they were not able to pull it in because of the great number of fish.
READ: Jesus appears to his disciples, and invites them to go fishing with him. They go with him and catch a lot of fish. Then Jesus invites them to eat breakfast with him who seem to be strange to them after his resurrection. Jesus then asks Peter if he loves him more than anyone or anything else.
REFLECT: What is your answer if Jesus asks you the same questions? Can you truly say you totally love him? You can say it with honesty and humility if you have been actually following Jesus in his journey, in our case, in the gospel. Hence, you should be familiar with the gospel and make relevant conclusions.
PRAY: Lord, give me an en- lightened heart and mind, that I may follow and love you truly. I know you want the best of me, the whole of me, without reservation. You know I am weak and sinful, but you still ask me to express my love for you in public, in the church and in the family.
ACT: Familiarize yourself with the biblical passages. Give time to reflect and to be touched by its message. Go out and give witness.
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