John 21:1-25

Today’s Reading is John 21:1-25.
Here you have a second account of the miraculous catch of fish. The first instance was told in Luke 5:1-11 when Simon Peter was called to be a fisher of people. Now the problem about Peter’s ministry is that is has always had its ups and downs. Ultimately he denied Jesus three times. That does not read like a great resume for the greatest church leader. Four generations and one continent away the Peter story finally gets a happy ending. The leader is reinstated by three times confessing his love for Jesus literally reversing the triple denial. Jesus charges him with the office of a shepherd: “Take care of my sheep.” In God’s heart there is always more room than we can imagine – especially for lost sheep turned shepherd like Peter.