A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Come, have breakfast

He has risen from the dead.

He has taken away the sin of the world.

He makes breakfast.

The scene in today’s Gospel (John 21:1-14) has many interesting elements: one could write an entire book about the many symbolisms and other aspects of this passage.

One of these aspects is our Lord’s simple, mundane invitation to the disciples:

Come, have breakfast.

Doctors and dieticians constantly remind us that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” – it gives us the nutrition we need to begin our day.

The same is also true in the spiritual life: our days can be so full of challenges, we need to start our days on the right foot spiritually.

Yes, we can be very busy in the mornings, rushing to get everything ready, but we need to start the day right. That includes a spiritual breakfast: if only a moment or two of private prayer and reading a verse of two of Scripture.

The Lord Jesus says to us: Come, have breakfast.