Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
September 5, 2019 Thursday
Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
“Now go out to where it is deeper, lower your nets to catch some fish”
Jesus finished speaking with the crowd. Gave the instruction above to Simon who initially had hesitation in following Jesus and eventually responded by “going into the deep and lowered the nets”. Most often when we get invited to a mission fear, anxiety, insecurity attacks us first. It’s a normal human reaction as we saw in Simon. However, when we go deep into our prayer and encounter with Jesus, we become more aligned to his plans and instructions. Jesus who said, “do not be afraid, you will catch people from now on”, invites us to believe and trust him. The Holy Spirit equips us with the necessary gift for each call.
Holy Trinity we pray, increase our trust in you. Amen.