John 21, 1-14:
“Jesus called out: “Have you caught anything, friends?”. And when they answered: “No”. He said: “Throw the net out to starboard and you will find something.” So they dropped their net, and there were so many that they could not haul it in “.
Seven disciples of Jesus, bored and without anything else to do, go out to fish. Possibly the job that some of them had before they followed Jesus.
But that night “they caught nothing”.
The Risen Jesus comes to them and orders them to cast their net. They cast the net, and “there were so many that they could not haul it in ”
How many times in our spiritual life do we also do things out of routine, boredom, without any illusion…
We pray because it touches us, we go to Mass as a routine, we participate in this or that celebration because we have nothing better to do.
And thus we “catch nothing.”
Go to the Risen Jesus in this Easter Season. You will see that his saving power overcomes your apathy, your routine and your boredom…
And you will notice that your spiritual life is raised up in an “abundant catch”.
Antonio Sanjuan Marin, cmf