Friday 6 April 2018

First Reading: Acts 4:1-12
Psalm Response: Ps 118:1-2,4,22-27a
Gospel Reading: John 21: 1-14

 
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,
Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples.
Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”
They said to him, “We also will come with you.”
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, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?”
They answered him, “No.”
So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat
and you will find something.”
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, “It is the Lord.”
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, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.”
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, “Come, have breakfast.”
And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?”
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.
 
With God, everything is possible
 
Shalom semuanya,
 
Didalam bacaan Injil hari ini, Yesus menampakkan diri kepada murid-murid-Nya di pantai danau Tiberias ketika mereka sedang kebingungan atau sedang mengalami kesulitan – tidak mendapatkan ikan seekor pun.
Yesus menyuruh para muridNya menebarkan jala disebelah kanan perahu (baca: think outside the box) dan mereka mengikuti perintah Yesus, hasilnya mereka mendapatkan 153 ekor – jala mereka sampai penuh dengan ikan tetapi tidak koyak.
 
Yesus hadir disetiap relung kehidupan kita baik suka maupun duka. We need to trust Him and follow Him whatever He wants and guide us to do.  Usually, He tells us to do something that does not make sense or feels very uncomfortable (think outside the box).  If it seems like a “wrong” direction in logical, but the “right” direction hasn’t been working, as long as it doesn’t conflict with scripture or Catholic Church teaching, pray, go ahead and do it follow His guidance.
 
Didalam bacaan pertama hari ini, St Petrus dan St Yohanes ditangkap dan dimasukkan kedalam penjara karena mereka memberitakan Injil. Keesokan harinya mereka disidang, St Petrus dan St Yohanes tidak gentar bahkan bersaksi bahwa keselamatan hanya ada di dalam Tuhan Yesus Kristus yang telah disalibkan dan dibangkitkan Allah dari antara orang mati. St Petrus dan St Yohanes bukanlah orang terpelajar hanya seorang nelayan namun mereka mengikuti bimbingan Roh Kudus yang memberikan mereka keberanian untuk bersaksi dan memberitakan Injil.
 
With God, everything is possible. Marilah kita selalu berjalan bersama Allah Tritunggal Maha Kudus dan mengikuti bimbingan dan pertunjuk Allah Roh Kudus. Kepekaan akan kehadiran Tuhan hanya dapat dimiliki oleh seseorang yang menjadikan Tuhan Yesus sebagai pusat kehidupannya. 
 
Song: What A Beautiful Name by Hillsong
 
God loves us,
 
Suhardi, Haryati and Samuel
sel dewasa dan sel remaja St Dominic of Holy Rosary, Sydney, Australia

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