“Put Out Into Deep Water”

The Gospel for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary time (Luke 5:1-11) is yet another account of how Jesus’ call demands a response of trust and faith by Peter and the other disciples. It also offers us a timely reminder that we too are called to trust . All of us ‘sail deep and sometimes threatening waters’ in our lives. However, as Christians, through the waters of Baptism, we’ve been plunged into a life long journey of living deeply with faith in God.

When in the coming week, might you be invited to take to heart Jesus’ words to Peter: “Do not be afraid!”?

What steps do you need to be prepared to take to overcome some of the fears or anxieties that hold you back from trusting in your life?

The following reflection prepared by Veronica Lawson RSM was first published at  https://www.mercyworld.org.  It  is offered here as a resource for prayer and reflection in the coming week:

https://www.mercyworld.org/reflection-on-the-Gospel Year C 5th Sun in Ordinary time.pdf