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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is another picture taken at Tahoe before the blizzard.

Now to look at this Sunday's Liturgy - you know by now that I like to look at the opening prayer, the Collect, as we so often are distracted and do not hear what we are asking God. Here it is for this Sunday:

"Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care,
that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection."

The Gospel has Jesus teaching the crowds from the boat. "After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, 'Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch.' Simon said in reply, 'Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.' When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come help them."
They are astonished at the catch of fish, but Jesus tells them: 
Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." And Luke tells us: " when they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him."

Jesus is still calling us to follow Him more closely, to help Him shepherd souls. What must I give up today?

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