Feast of St. Gregory the Great

Readings: 1Cor. 3:18-23 | Ps. 24:1b-6 | Lk. 5:1-11

The reading form Corinthians sets the mood for the Gospel. Paul calls each of us to realize that none of us can claim Wisdom. Wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit, and we are not wise on our own. It is only the Spirit of God who makes us wise. Luke tells the story of Christ’s calling Peter to follow him. This is a wonderful time of the year for this scripture. Schools have opened, the Fall is upon us, and all of us are gearing up for the new year. It is precisely when we are or think we are getting it all together that Christ comes to us and invites us to a new vision. Peter thought he knew where it was in regard to fishing. Jesus came into his life, caught him off guard, and brings him to a new vocation.

Today, spend time with this scripture. Be a part of the scene. Allow yourself to be a part of the fishing scene. When Christ comes to you, be ready for the call. Christ does call each of us to be a part of the team to bring His Word to others. What will you answer? Christ is never outdone in generosity.

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