Put out into the deep!
Luke offers us an interesting scene in 5:1-11, an original bringing together of the preaching of Jesus, a miracle and a prophetic call. In our context — the context of the Synodal Pathways — certain expressions jump off the page:
- the word of God,
- put out into the deep,
- do not be afraid,
- from now on you will be catching people alive (literally in Greek; see YouTube video below).
Any one of these could help us reflect deeply on our engagement with the Gospel.
Some inspiration for putting out into the deep…
- Lord, you have come to the seashore (a beautiful modern hymn on this Gospel reading).
- Here’s the original in Spanish.