Sunday 10 February 2019
Week I Psalter. 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Isaiah 6:1-8. Psalm 137(138):1-5, 7-8. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Luke 5:1-11.
In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, O Lord – Psalm 137(138):1-5, 7-8.
‘The disciples left everything and followed Jesus.’
In this story it is the fishermen who are ‘caught’ more so than the fish. Peter had reluctantly obeyed Jesus’ command to let down the nets. He thought he was the expert and doubted Jesus. In Peter’s objection, ‘Go away from me Lord for I am a sinful man’ he humbly recognised his sin of pride and arrogant self-sufficiency. In naming Jesus as Lord, he was already on the road to discipleship.
Jesus assured Peter by telling him to stop fearing. Are you willing to give up your pride and self-sufficiency, and bring your plans for your life before Jesus? Take courage from the presence of the Lord.