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A Tale of Two Fires

A Tale of Two Fires

When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. — John 21:9–11 A beach fire is a welcome sight. The

Are You an Outsider?

Located on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, Tabgha is the supposed location where Jesus, after His resurrection, appeared a third time to the disciples as a stranger on the shore. For Peter, this was the beach where everything changed. Here, an exhausted, confused fisherman embraced a to-the-death martyr’s calling. On this beach, his shame was washed away,

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