Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday within the Octave of Easter 2020

In our Gospel today (Jn 21:1-14) we hear of several apostles and disciples spending the night fishing. We don't know if this was just something to do to fill idle time or possibly a return to their old way of life following the death of Jesus, even though they had multiple encounters with the resurrected Christ. But we do know that on their own they caught nothing. Only until they heard Jesus and did as he instructed were their efforts fruitful. When things aren't going the way we hoped it is tempting to fall back into old familiar ways, return to old relationships that might not be what is best for us. It is during these times when we need to continue to pray, listen, and respond to what Jesus is calling us to do.

In the peace of Christ,

Deacon Mike

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