Thursday, 22nd Week in Ordinary Time September 7, 2023

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Thursday, 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

September 7, 2023, Luke 5;1-11

Jesus Big Catch – You?

What are you doing today? Most likely, get up and get ready for the day. Say a few prayers and have some breakfast. What if you were fishing with Peter, James, and John all night? Surprisingly, you caught absolutely nothing? You start washing your nets, thinking, ‘What a waste of time.’ 

Then, this crowd of people comes by with someone named Jesus. He’s talking a lot, and everyone hangs on his every word. People are so happy and full of enthusiasm. You can’t seem to pull away. Later, Jesus tells us to go fishing again, but it’s the middle of the day. Fish are active only at night. You think, ‘This is crazy, at least until our nets were so full of fish, we had a tough time bringing them all into the boat. 

The crowds in today’s gospel had something over Peter and his crew. Jesus touched the hearts of everyone there. He had a way of being present to each one of them. As a result, they experienced intimacy with Him and with themselves like never before. 

Gospel Challenge:

Peter caught on after the miraculous catch. He knew he was in the presence of holiness. “Leave me, Lord. I am a sinful man.” Spend a few intimate moments with Jesus today. Let Him in on what you are doing, thinking, and feeling. How will Jesus draw you into His net? 

Peace everyone.


Fr. Rick Pilger, IC

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