"So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Ever-Present, All-Knowing Lord

        In today's Gospel reading at Mass from John 21, we heard how the resurrected Lord revealed himself to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. The disciples went fishing, but all night caught nothing. At dawn Jesus was standing on the shore, but they did not recognize him. Then Jesus asked them to cast the net over the right side of the boat; they cast it and could not pull the net in because of the number of fish. So they realized that it was the Lord.
        Two lessons I learned from this reading: (1) Jesus knows everything, so we can trust in him. He will always lead us in the right direction if we listen to him. (2) Even though we do not see or recognize him, he is present. 

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