Via Lucis – Way of Light

The Tenth Step on the Way of Light

The Way of Light, modelled on the Stations (or Way) of the Cross, invites us to meet the Risen Christ. It leads us down the path of Easter spirituality, whose dominant themes are new life, living hope, peace of heart, witnessing to the Good News, and communion with the Risen One. 

The Canadian Province of the Congregation of the Resurrection has produced our own Via Lucis, and this Easter Season we want to share excerpts of it with you.  Stay tuned each week for another Step on the Way of Light!

Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.

Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.”

So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”

John 21: 4 – 7a

The Tenth Step on the Way of Light

The Risen Lord Walks with the Disciples at the Seashore


Unsure of what to do after Jesus’ death and resurrection, some of the Apostles returned to what they knew, fishing. It happened that one night they caught nothing. Then at dawn a stranger appeared and told them to cast their nets again. When they could not pull their nets in because they were so full of fish, then they recognized the Risen Lord.

In the Apostles’ fishing is embedded all of our own efforts, each of our mundane, daily tasks, that do not always yield the expected fruit. Only the presence of the Risen Lord in human work gives it another dimension; then even the most strenuous work results in joy and satisfaction. In our ordinary activities, “we need to trust in God as if everything depended on him and, at the same time, to work generously as if everything depended on us.” (VC 73)


Risen Lord, teach us to recognise your hidden presence in everyday work and current events, both in the painful ones and in the joyful ones, that we may always be united with you and open to your help.

Through your holy Resurrection be glorified, Risen Lord!