Today is Easter Friday, the 25th of April.

Nóirín Ní Riain, with the monks of Glenstal Abbey, sing a song in Irish, telling the story of the discovery of the empty tomb and proclaiming the Resurrection.  As you begin to pray today, listen to the joy the deep desire expressed in this music to share the good news of the Resurrection, to share the hope and the joy that it brings… 

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of John.

Once again, it’s in ordinary, familiar places that Jesus appears to his followers: on the road, at a meal, in the mundane setting of ordinary work.  For me, today, what are the places and settings in which I most want to feel Jesus present with me?

Here we see Jesus giving support to his friends when their own efforts seem to have been completely fruitless.   What will I be doing today that may be a chance for me to do that, to give support and help to others in that same way?

Notice how Jesus invites his friends to give something of their own – their fish – as a sharing in companionship with him.  What things of my own, what gifts and abilities of mine, might he be asking me to share, so that others may know him and be encouraged by him?

As you hear this lakeside scene retold, listen to how Jesus, in his dealings with these friends of his, moves from questioning…. to prompting…. to invitation…

How would I answer an invitation from Jesus to “Come and be with me”?  What response do I want to make now?