Leaving all things, they followed him.

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Year C  -  5th Sunday in ordinary time

Leaving all things, they followed him.

Leaving all things, they followed him. Catholic Gospels - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit 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. (NRSV)

Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus

5th Sunday in ordinary time - Leaving all things, they followed him. I 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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