Call

Isaiah

The meaning of the texts today is
summarised with the word CALL. The prophet says: Here am I Lord Send me.  We have been breathed into being by the Creator of the
Universe. We are mandated by God to share this “God presence” with the world, with those around us, with creation. Each of us will give a
different shape and form to how we share God’s presence with the world. Some in the parish are called to teach, others to be parents, others to be artists and musicians,
others to pray for others. This is their unique way of sharing God’s spirit with the world. When they do so, they bring nourishment to their souls and to the souls of those around them. Jesus said it is my food and drink to do my Lover’s will (if you don’t like that name for God use ABBA or Father).

 Luke 5:1-11

1 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” 11 When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

 

Rector Alstonville