5th Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday 6th February, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus’ Authority: In today’s Gospel, Peter obeyed Jesus’ instructions to go out into the deep waters for a catch of fish, even though they had not caught any fish the whole night.  Ponder on, “When God’s Spirit touches our hearts in situations that we do not expect or cannot comprehend, like Peter, we are called to obey God’s Will.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 5:1a, 2a, 3-9, 10b

Jesus was standing one day by the Lake of Gennesaret, when he caught sight of two boats close to the bank. 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 boats to come and help them; when these came, they filled both 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. But Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on it is men you will catch.’