Thursday, September 1, 2016

Be Fishers of Men

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 5:1-11. 

While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. He saw two boats there alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch." Simon said in reply, "Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets." When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that they were in danger of sinking. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, "Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man." For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him, and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon. Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.


Each of us are called to follow Jesus. We need to proclaim the gospel so that everyone may know who is Jesus Christ. The gospel are talking about how the disciples convinced themselves to follow our Lord. They saw a miracle. The miracle of fishing a lot of fish from the sea that their boats seems almost going to sink. Opposite of what they had when they just fishing themselves without Jesus.  We are like the disciples. Sometimes, we pray to God and ask for abundant blessings but sometimes because of lack of faith, abundance never seems to come. So, we tend to lose faith in God. Not knowing, if we will not lose faith in God abundance of blessings will come. So, continue to pray and proclaim the gospel so that we can be fishers of men and bring them to the kingdom. Through this, blessings will follow.

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