EARTH DAY. INVEST IN OUR PLANET. Mom who loved picnics shared some thoughts. “It must have been a very strange breakfast picnic there on the shore of the sea of Tiberias with the disciples being sceptical about going out again in their boat after having caught nothing all night. Even at the end when they came with their 153 fish and Jesus was cooking breakfast for them they were uncertain.  I wonder who said what in the end.  I also sometimes don’t know what to say to Jesus. Does anyone else feel like that? There is a story about an  old man who would come into church every day and sit down in the back row for a long time.  One day an usher asked him what he was doing just sitting there. The old man replied, “I just look at Jesus, and he looks at me.”  

Reflect, share and act. Scripture”   They went out in the boat but that night they caught nothing. As day was breaking Jesus stood on the beach yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.  He said to them, cast the net on the right side of the boat and you will find some fish.”  So they cast it and now they were not able to haul it in.    Read John 21:1-14. Pope Francis.  We can be fully present to others only by giving fully of ourselves and forgetting all else.  Jesus is our model in this. Our loved ones merit our complete attention since he or she possesses infinite dignity as an object of the Father’s immense love.  This gives rise to a tenderness which stirs in the other the joy of being loved.   AL 323