For 6 April 2018, Friday of Easter Week, based on John 21:1â€“14
After this, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedeeâ€™s sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, â€œI am going fishing.â€ They said to him, â€œWe also will come with you.â€ So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, â€œChildren, have you caught anything to eat?â€ They answered him, â€œNo.â€ So he said to them, â€œCast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.â€ 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, â€œIt is the Lord.â€ When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea. The other disciples came in the boat, for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards, dragging the net with the fish. When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread. Jesus said to them, â€œBring some of the fish you just caught.â€ So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, â€œCome, have breakfast.â€ And none of the disciples dared to ask him, â€œWho are you?â€ because they realized it was the Lord. Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish. This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to his disciples after being raised from the dead.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.