Thursday, March 11, 2021
Breakfast with Jesus
I have always loved the scene in the Gospel where Jesus prepares breakfast for his disciples. They have been fishing and toiled all night without catching any fish. When Jesus calls from the shore to find out if they have caught any fish, they are tired and discouraged and tell him that they have not caught any fish. Then Jesus tells them to let down their nets again and the nets are filled with fish. John now recognizes Jesus and says, "It is the Lord!" Peter immediately jumps into the water as he cannot wait to get to the shore. There he finds a charcoal fire with fish and bread and soon the seven apostles are sitting around the fire with Jesus as he serves them breakfast.