Do Something Different, Do Something New

By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB

lst Reading Acts 6:8-15; 2nd Reading Rev 5:11-14; Gospel John 21:1-19

The Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Easter is wonderful, all of it. But let’s focus on one line in particular. The disciples had spent the whole night fishing, to no avail. At dawn they saw a man standing on shore. Although they didn’t recognize the man as Jesus, they did what he advised them: “Cast the net on the other side of the boat.” They caught more fish than they could easily drag to shore.

What did Jesus really tell them? What is he telling us? To “do something new.” (Isaiah 43:19) Continue Reading