On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 1, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

If only we sought the wisdom of God first in everything we say and do, oh how wonderful our speech and acts will surely be! But all too often we allow our egoes to soar presuming we know better. We also draw conclusions from our ‘vast’ past experiences. We do not allow for others to speak nor will we listen to their thoughts and insights. How then can we listen to the word of God? What if in His wisdom He chose the meek to speak to us?

They pressed around Jesus to listen to the Word of God and so must we do likewise. Put aside our wisdom and experience so that we can listen to Him say “Put out into deep….” Only then can we truly experience and be a witness to the miracle we are meant to be a part of.

We sisters and brothers are called to cast the all loving and embracing net of Christ so as to welcome God our Father’s children into the Family. Glory and Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading
1 Corinthians 3:18-23

Make no mistake about it: if any one of you thinks of himself as wise, in the ordinary sense of the word, then he must learn to be a fool before he really can be wise. Why? Because the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As scripture says:The Lord knows wise men’s thoughts: he knows how useless they are;or again:God is not convinced by the arguments of the wise.So there is nothing to boast about in anything human: Paul, Apollos, Cephas, the world, life and death, the present and the future, are all your servants; but you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God.

Gospel
Luke 5:1-11

Now Jesus was standing one day by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the crowd pressing round him listening to the word of God, when he caught sight of two boats close to the bank. The fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats– it was Simon’s;– and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.

When he had finished speaking he said to Simon, ‘Put out into deep water and pay out your nets for a catch.’ ‘Master,’ Simon replied, ‘we worked hard all night long and caught nothing, but if you say so, I will pay out the nets.’ And when they had done this they netted such a huge number of fish that their nets began to tear, so they signalled to their companions in the other boat to come and help them; when these came, they filled the two boats to sinking point.

When Simon Peter saw this he fell at the knees of Jesus saying, ‘Leave me, Lord; I am a sinful man.’ For he and all his companions were completely overcome by the catch they had made; so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were Simon’s partners. But Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on it is men you will catch.’ Then, bringing their boats back to land, they left everything and followed him.

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