Reflection on Luke 5:1-11~
Jesus’s fishermen casting nets for people has yielded over 2 billion Christians. There have been historical periods where we have been amazed at the catch. I am personally seeing faith that is deeper, more voluntary, and informed. This renewed welcoming is born from the early Church, understands that the Word is alive, embraces the Holy Spirit, accepts Christ within and as Savior, and is filled with Grace, forgiveness, mercy, compassion, joy and love.
Luke 5 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” 11 When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this Reflection on Luke 5:1-11.