BEADS OF JOY 09-01-16
“Call to Simon The Fisherman”
©2016 James Dacey, Jr. OFS
Today’s Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 (Call to Simon The Fisherman)
Are you a witness to God’s Truth to those around you? Isn’t it simply amazing how Jesus always seems to pick the simplest, most ordinary people? He doesn’t look for the affluent, well off individuals in mansions; rather he looks for the ordinary working folks or the poor wretched souls on the street. That’s extremely encouraging, of cause our Lord wants everyone - old, young and rich and poor; but by choosing the poor to me, it makes His message more real and more welcoming. There are no worldly requirements in Jesus’ eye, except that you Love the Lord with all your heart and all your soul and you love your neighbor as yourself. Once you begin with that everything else falls into place.
Let us continue these thoughts. When you are met with disappointment and negative results as Simon Peter did in today’s Gospel; do you turn to the Lord for answers and solutions? Even though his response to Jesus initially was a bit negative, he did say, “But at your word I will let down the nets." He knew by listening to Jesus’ counsel he would have the solution he was seeking. And by golly he did! He had an overabundance of success by simply having trust in the Lord. It really is that simply. I can bare testimony to that in my own life and in my family’s life. It is our Trust in Jesus that has pulled us through some of the most difficult of situations.
Sometimes life gets to be very difficult and we don’t know why and sometimes during these most difficult times the people you “think” who will stand by your side don’t! Instead those people scatter and run away and desert you and they don’t even treat you like you are alive. And what happens is other people, more Godly people become your greatest most encouraging allies and you build an alliance that helps build your faith. I know some of you out there that like me, who have also dealt with this in their lives. You understand this, you can relate to this. God knows our needs, He will not see us left alone, He will fill our nets if they are empty, if our own families are the ones who make them empty -God will make sure they are full and overflowing. Keep the faith my sisters and brothers. Till tomorrow, keep praying, keep trusting.
LOVE YOU GUYS !!!!
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS
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