Sunday, 10 April 2016

Come and have Breakfast with Me

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Daily Gospel with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (No.194)
Reading: John 21: 9-14
When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. 
Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 
So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. 

Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 
Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 
This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Lent is over and many of us have returned to our pre-lenten routine. We've stored away those extra prayers and acts of good will for another year. Likewise, after Jesus died the disciples returned to their fishing business.

Yet the Resurrection changes everything.  Today we read how Jesus returns to His disciples, not as a vision or a ghost, but as the Risen Lord. 

He calls His disciples from their work and over breakfast explains how their life as His disciples can never be the same. They have His mission to continue. 

Jesus extends the same invitation to us.To join Him for 'breakfast' - per daily prayer – and discover new possibilities for a deeper relationship with Him, the Resurrected Lord.

Read the scripture slowly.
Reflect on its meaning for you. 
Listen for God's voice in the stillness. 
Pray for God's blessing upon you.