Some thoughts by the Galilean Sea

So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, ... lovest thou me more than these? ... Feed my lambs.... Again the second time, ... the third time, ... lovest thou me? ... Feed my sheep. John 21:15–17

It was dawn at the Sea of Galilee. Fishing boats, silhouetted against the faint morning light and laden with the night's catch, silently moved toward Tiberias. Huddled around a fire on the western shore with pita bread and St. Peter's fish baking on the coals, we listened as a friend read from the twenty-first chapter of John's Gospel.

What a soul-searching moment—an occasion to rethink and relive individually the memorable event when the resurrected Jesus, standing on that very shore with the morning meal prepared, called to his disciples who had been fishing unsuccessfully all night.

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Living our love for God
January 16, 1984

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