Going Into The Deep

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MY daily reflection and prayer:
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. Luke 5:1-11

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.

This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

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THE Gospel today tells us about Jesus Christ who stepped into Simon Peter’s boat and asked him for a simple task, “Put out a short distance from the shore.” Then he instructs him saying, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”

Although Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing”, but at Jesus’ command he spread and threw the nets out as well. When he did this, he caught a great number of fish. What does it mean for us?

It tells us an important truth about how Jesus Christ works in and through each of us for our salvation. He expects of us greater things than we can do by ourselves. When we want to obey his command and to cooperate in his works, we will accomplish far beyond what we can do on our own.

Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist is our path to go into the deep with Jesus Christ. There we adore Jesus Christ who invites us to share with him in the salvation of souls. He awaits our prayer to redeem us and others. Do we know that Jesus Christ wants to save the souls through us?

Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, you want us to go into the deep through our prayer. May we work on being a good adorator for the sake of the salvation of souls now and forever. Amen.

Kredit foto: Ilustrasi (Ist)

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