Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Thursday 5 September 2019
'Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.’
What is Jesus saying to His future apostle ? “ Peter do not be preoccupied with yourself , do not be concerned with what you were like , what you are now , but come lets go and help to love, save people in trouble ! “ It is a sign of selfishness , if we are continuously preoccupied with ourselves , squeezing our pimples , with our hair, our appearance , making our places look nicer ! Lets stop with this preoccupation with ourselves and lets start to love !!
Especially at times like this the beginning of the school year we should really make an effort put everything else aside and lets set out to search for those children who are not enrolled yet , who are not prepared for the new school year ahead of them ….Lets be “the fishers of children “ these days , either by car , or even a barrel , even closed in our arms lets take them to school that everyone can start the 2019-20 school year under good conditions !!
Hurray , getting ready for the new school year, lets be these days the fishers of children ,
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 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. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, 'Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.' Simon answered, 'Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.' When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signalled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, 'Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!' For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; 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.' When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.