Text (Gospel Story) John 21:1-19
At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. The disciples had gone fishing but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Have you caught anything to eat?” They answered “No.” So he said, “Cast your net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish. So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.”
Sharing the Mission
... St Pius X once wrote: “In all circumstances of your life sa y: ‘It is the Lord.’” This is very Vincentian, as St Vincent de Paul was deeply devoted to the Providence of God, and he recommended that we accept all things by saying: “when something unexpected happens to us in body or mind, good or bad, we are to accept it without fuss as from God’s hand.” If we could live that ideal of St Vincent de Paul, we would have great peace in our lives. “In all circumstances, say: ‘It is the Lord.’”
When in your service have you found the grace to say: “It is th e Lord”?
(Leader) Lord Jesus, you rose from the dead that we might live,
(Together) Fill us with faith and trust!
(Leader) Help us to do the little things well and so reflect your life,
(Together) Fill us with your compassion!
(Leader) And, in all circumstances of our life give us the grace to say,
(Together) “It is the Lord”. Amen