Thursday, September 3, 2020
Bible text: “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch”. Luke 5.1-11
From being ordinary fisherman to being ′′ fishers of men”. This is the illustration of the life of Peter, James and John in the gospel. Jesus changed their lives because they knew how to obey the commandment of the Lord.
The Saints show their obedience to God, their willingness to obey the will of God. Put out into the deep, Jesus commanded Peter so that the net will be thrown into the deep. As you command me, I will throw the net. Saint Peter’s obedience is full. And this is a reminder to all of us that we must be obedient and trust in the Lord at all times. After we do what we can, let's entrust everything to the Lord, God knows everything. He knows everything, so let him be the one to make the way. And if we trust and obey the Lord, God will make the way, in His time, in His own plan, in His own design. He knows what is best for you and for me.
Saints are partners of God, for through their lives and examples they pass to others the teachings of the Lord. Every Saint strives to listen to the teachings of the Lord they have learned and to ensure that it is right they can teach others in word and deed. Saint Peter’s life, it was clear that he worked together in the work of the Lord. This is his true vision and mission. The Lord wanted to do the miracle so Peter could fully understand what Jesus expected of him.
Faithful listening to his message means we strive to develop and deepen our understanding of the Good News. That's why it's so important that we read the Bible. Let's practice what we read. As St. Jerome says, the lack of knowledge of Scripture is also a lack of knowing the Lord.
Are we faithful in spreading the Good News to others? If we are faithful in listening to Him, we will be effective in spreading His message to others.