3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
Scripture scholars have long wondered about the possible meaning of the count of 153 fish in the catch described in today’s Gospel. One proposed that there are 153 varieties of fish found in the Sea of Galilee, and therefore the number symbolizes all generations of people.
Yet, the most important number in today’s Gospel is the number three. This was the third time that the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples. Jesus asked Peter if he loved him three times. And we are left pondering our triune God: three persons in one, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Deacon Dick Folger