The Call of Simon the Fisherman

“The Call of Simon the Fisherman”
Luke 5:1-11 in a tercet 
Thursday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. He saw two boats there alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.” When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that they were in danger of sinking. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.” For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him, and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon. Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.

Luke 5:1-11

5 thoughts on “The Call of Simon the Fisherman

  1. Pingback: The Call of Simon the Fisherman – Tonya LaLonde

  2. fdan

    Dear GMC, Your reflection has me humming and singing, especially to:
    “I am the Word that leads all to freedom
    I am the peace the world cannot give
    I will call your name, embracing all your pain
    Stand up, now, walk, and live.”🎵🎶


  3. cenaclemary12

    What a wonderful thing to be astonished by God’s action in our lives! So often I have experienced that when I’ve found myself in places and with people (fish) I would never have imagined. I am glad that God has given us our own nets to catch fish!


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