In this text, the disciples had fished all night with no success. One whom the disciples cannot recognize called out to them from the shore, first asking the embarrassing question if they caught anything, and then directing them to try the other side of the boat. After finding their net filled with fish, one of them recognized the man on the shore as the Lord. Peter demonstrated his impulsiveness and jumped into the sea. On the shore, they shared breakfast in which Jesus gave the bewildered disciples bread and fish. The passage suggests the mystery of the presence of the risen Christ—at first unrecognized, then producing wondrous effects, and finally causing awe. John’s detail of the disciples’ catching 153 fish invites speculation. It may have to do with the universal outreach of the gospel—all the kinds of people know in the world of that time. But it remains a concealed symbol. As with another resurrection appearance (Luke 24:28-31), the risen Christ shared a meal with his disciples—suggestive of Christ’s presence in the Lord’s Supper.