April 6, 2018 – Friday
Gospel: John 21:1-14
Cast On The Other Side
“Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” (John 21:6)
In today’s gospel, we see Peter and the disciples fishing all night at the Sea of Tiberias only to catch nothing. Not until Jesus came and these disciples did what He told them to do. They cast their net on the other side and got a big catch without the net getting torn!
Perhaps this is what resurrection could mean for us – moving from one side to another. From emptiness to abundance, death to life, pain to joy, doubt to hope, impossibilities to miracles – all brought about by the presence of Christ in our midst.
What are the areas of your life Jesus is asking you to cast on the other side? It could be an unforgiving and impatient heart to a loving and patient one, hard ways to gentle ones in dealing with people, etc.
Lord, may the miracle of the big catch and the untorn net move me to cast my net on the side where You want me to.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.