On John 21.12-19
WITH THE FACT that the Lord manifested himself to his disciples for the third time after the resurrection, the Gospel of the blessed John the Apostle is ended; and on this earlier part we have already expounded, as well as we were able, up to the place where it was related that one hundred and fifty-three fishes had been caught by the disciples to whom he showed himself, and although they were big, the net was not broken. What follows next must be considered and, as far as the Lord gives aid, discussed as the matter will seem to require. For indeed, when that fishing had been completed, "Jesus says to them, 'Come, breakfast.' And none of those reclining dared to ask him, 'Who are you?' knowing that it was the Lord." If, therefore, they knew, what need was there for them to ask? But if there was no need, why was it said, "they did not dare," as if there were need, but by some fear they would not dare? The meaning, therefore, is this: so great was the evidence of the truth by which Jesus appeared to those disciples that none of them dared not only to deny but even to doubt. For if anyone doubted, of course he ought to ask. So therefore it was said, "No one dared to ask him, 'Who are you?'" as if it were said, "No one dared to doubt that it was he."
2. "And Jesus comes and takes bread and gives it to them, and fish in like manner." Look, it has even been said what they breakfasted on; and concerning this breakfast we too shall say something sweet and salubrious if he should feed us too. Earlier it was related that these disciples, when they landed, "saw hot coals lying, and a fish laid thereon, and bread."1. And here it must not be understood that the bread also was laying on the hot coals, but "they saw" must be supplied. And if we should repeat this verb in that place where it must be supplied, the____________________