Year C- 5th Sunday in ordinary time
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,
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusI preached my word from Peterís boat at the beginning of my ministry, this was a symbolic approval of the future Church I was going to entrust to him.
After my words I asked Peter to cast out the net into the water for a catch. He was reluctant to do it because he had spent the previous night fishing with his companions and their work was unsuccessful. Once he did what I asked, he had the biggest catch of his life, in fact everyone was amazed at such an event.
My future apostles had an encounter with my power. Peter fell on his knees touched by my words and by the power that followed them, he realized how important my message was and he received the Holy Spirit making him understand that we had a mission to accomplish together. I said to Peter from now on you will catch men instead of fish; then he and his companions followed me.
At the sound of my words let there be light, the light was made. My word is the command that all things obey because everything proceeds from every word that I have uttered.
I am the Master of Creation and I came to establish my Church on earth to make my salvation available to everyone. I am in the Church, my mystical body, whose heart beats with my own heart, whose blood runs from the breaking of the bread, whose soul is the Holy Spirit given to everyone who follows me.
Those who listen to my word become my disciples and follow me. Those who love others become like me and I make them my apostles. They are empowered to do my work because I am with them and they are with me. We go together through life to the promised eternity full of joy.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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