Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

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John 21:1-14

In the gospel today, we see how Jesus reveals himself to his disciples. The resurrection was a reality and Jesus made these appearances to the disciples to assure them that his Father had raised him up and he was still living among them. He gave them many signs and inspite of their inner fear, they still ‘knew’ that he was the Lord. 

We also must have had this very personal experience of our Lord, probably with a family member facing a terminal illness, or in a financial crisis when we know we cannot see him, but we can feel his presence, unsure of our own abilities, yet we know that the Lord is with us and we hold on tight to that hope and then finally see light at the end of that long dark tunnel. The Resurrection of our Lord brings that bright glimmer of hope for each one of us. Every time we recite the Apostles Creed, we must affirm our faith again when we say “…I believe …in the Resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen!