Fri, 23 March 2012
Vijay looks at the concluding miracle that appears in the Gospel of John (21.1-14). He observes that we can often speak of encountering God in 'mountain top' moments (success, supernatural experience, at a Christian conference and so on). Looking back at our difficult 'valley' moments (disappointments, sorrows, failures and so on), we can sometimes speak about the tenderness of God that we experienced. Very rarely we note that the bulk of our lives are lived in neither place of rapturous ecstasy or despair. It is mostly lived on the 'plains' (the day-to-day grind of life). Jesus meets the disciples while they are unsucessfully fishing on the Sea of Tiberias. An encounter with him makes an ordinary day turn out to be an extraordinary day when they are reminded of their calling to be witnesses for Jesus.