Pastor's Corner

Lower Your Net For A Catch

07-07-2024Pastor's CornerFr. Bob Deehan

Ever wonder why we have a fishing net hanging on our church wall? It’s more than a decoration. It’s a reminder of Jesus’ invitation to Peter to lower His net for a catch. (Luke 5:4)

The net reminds us to do what Peter did and trust Jesus, to listen to His guidance and follow where He leads. As we hand over control to Jesus, we’ll experience a blessing, just as Peter was blessed with an abundant catch of fish when He did what Jesus told Him to do – even though he had been unsuccessful previously.

Do you “lower your net for a catch?” and allow Jesus to speak to you in the depths of your heart? It’s easier than you think. Talk to Jesus about your life, your needs, your hopes and dreams… and then LISTEN for a few moments in silence, and then RESPOND with trust! If you do this for just 10 minutes a day, you will come to understand in a new way that: “Jesus Christ loves you: he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, # 164)

See what tremendous difference Jesus will make in your life as you “lower your net for a catch” every day.