Easter Octave: Friday 17th April, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Apostles – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the apostles felt depressed because of Jesus’ Death.  They then worked whole night and caught nothing.  Jesus’ miracle of the miraculous catch was not only a great consolation, but also more importantly, the encounter of Jesus as the Risen Lord of their lives.  The Spirit of the Risen Lord is present within our hearts.

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 21:1, 3-6, 12-14

Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias, and it happened like this: Simon Peter said, ‘I’m going fishing.’ They replied, ‘We’ll come with you.’ They went out and got into the boat but caught nothing that night. When it was already light, there stood Jesus on the shore, though the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus.

Jesus called out, ‘Haven’t you caught anything, friends?’ And when they answered, ‘No,’ he said, ‘Throw the net out to starboard and you’ll find something.’ So they threw the net out and could not haul it in because of the quantity of fish.

Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ None of the disciples was bold enough to ask, ‘Who are you?’. They knew quite well it was the Lord. Jesus then stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish. This was the third time that Jesus revealed himself to the disciples after rising from the dead.