ISSL Reflections January 10, 2021, Luke 5:1-11 Post 3

Once more, you may want to spend time with this week’s Scripture –;MSG

The image of Peter and his companions washing their nets, holds my attention.

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon … (Luke 5:1-3)

Peter is cleaning his fishing nets after a long night of unsuccessful fishing … a failed night.

How is he feeling about having to clean empty nets? Is he only somewhat disappointed? Angry? Mad?

Is he in his boat or on the seaside?

Then, Jesus steps into his boat and asks for a favor, for Peter’s help.

Is Peter annoyed to be interrupted or maybe he is looking for a distraction from the work he is doing that might not seem productive but reminds him of the failed night of fishing.

After all it seems he was not fishing for sport or relaxation or distraction, he was “at work” “earning a living” about his business/occupation, providing for his family.

What does Peter do?
What does he hear?
What does it lead to?

Do you “go to” a church building or a “worship center” or a “revival” to “get a Word from God”?

Do you expect Jesus to “invade” your day to day life?

And when he does, I suspect in most cases, it will not be as dramatic as it was for Peter that day, but it might still be something worth noticing

Do you have your eyes open?

What will you notice today? Tomorrow? Next week?

{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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