CatholicMom.com – Gospel Reflection – Luke 5:1-11

Happy Monday ALL!

I meant to have this posted for yesterday, Sunday the 10th, but in my usual fashion (and due to the time change in Italy), I didn’t have the schedule right.

And so – I wanted to share with you my Gospel Reflection:

Here is the link to the post on Catholicmom.com (if you want to leave a comment there, I’d love it).
Or you can leave one here. I don’t wanna boss you! ha

Daily Gospel Reflection for February 10, 2019 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Daily Gospel Reflection for February 10, 2019 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 by Emily Davis

Today’s Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
As I read this Gospel passage and contemplated its deeper meaning, I felt a guilt of sorts. As a woman of a certain age, I can tell you that life is complicated and hard to understand sometimes. Like Simon Peter, I catch myself and obey God to the best of my ability, but I really don’t feel great when I doubt or feel forsaken or think “Why, God? WHY?!” 
I also understand why Simon-Peter wanted to leave God’s presence – because it’s embarrassing to have doubted Him. However, we are human and capable of redirection. God is looking for us to redirect our humanity toward His Glory.
This passage is about the reward of following Our Lord and obeying His call in our lives. Poor Simon Peter and his team had such a bad catch and were probably cleaning up to go home. Can you imagine how sad and downtrodden they were? Their families and their livelihood depended on the fish they caught. So worrying for them.
Then Jesus came and asked that He be taken out a little ways so He could speak to the throngs of people. It is no fluke that Jesus then tells Simon Peter to go out deeper and cast the nets. Jesus went out a little ways but knew His disciples would have to go deep in order to reach more people. When Simon Peter obeyed our Lord, his nets were overflowing with fish. It is not lost on me that many of his disciples were fishermen. What a great and vivid lesson for them to see. 
The rewards for following Our Lord are so big, you cannot even imagine how abundantly you will be fed, spiritually and physically, once you learn to trust and follow Him humbly and wholly.

Ponder: How deep and how far are you willing to go to reach people and bring them to the Lord? 

Pray:  Dear Lord, let us always redirect our humble gazes and lives towards you. Let us not guard our senses so we may hear and feel you near. Let us trust you and be a good example to others whilst we walk our paths towards Heaven. Amen!

I saw this picture a while back and wanted to use it today, but give Father Alfonse credit for it. Thank you Dear Father!
It’s always fun to write things that will help others think. I pray that is the case! It is also a reminder to me that I have work to do!
Hugs, love & Blessings,

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