Sunday Readings: Isaiah 6.1-8; 1 Corinthians 15.1-11; Luke 5.1-11
“Simon put out his nets and caught so many fish that the nets began to break.”
Peter fishes all night without success. A miraculous catch of fish follows the next day in response to Jesus’ charge to put out into the deep water. The two fishing expeditions express a contrast in the history of the first century church. Fewer Jews follow Jesus than the great numbers of Gentiles that join the Christian communities around the Mediterranean Sea. Two boat loads overflow with believers in Luke’s story. The response of Gentiles has surprised Peter and Paul in the same way the great catch surprises Peter in this story.
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