April 14. Friday of Easter week. 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. The disciples first were being skeptical 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 seemed 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? Maybe this synodality that is talked about these days will help us.” “Synodality means journeying together as the People of God. It indicates a way of listening to each individual person, speaking openly as a member of the Church, to understand how God might be speaking to all of us. It is the work of the Holy Spirit, calling us and leading us to “communion, participation, mission.”
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 now 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. John 21:1-14. Pope Francis. St Francis helps us to see than an integral ecology calls for openness to categories which transcend the language of mathematics and biology, and take us to the heart of what it is to be human. Just as happens when we fall in love with some, whenever he would gaze at the sun, the moon, or the smallest of animals he burst into song, drawing all other creatures into his praise. He communed with all creation inviting them to praise the Lord, just as if they were endowed with reason. LS 11. Reflect, share, pray, act. Get involved in the journey of synodality in your own area.