Sunday, June 22, 2008
Trinity 5 - Homily
In today's Gospel lesson [Luke 5:1-11] Jesus is beginning His ministry. His work of healing the sick and casting out demons attracted many so that "they pressed about Him to hear the word of God." Because of this He went into Peter's fishing boat in order to go a little way from land to make it possible for Him to teach the people from the boat. On Peter's boat we see how the Lord blesses the catching of fish and then changes it into the ministry of catching men. First, Jesus teaches the people then, while still on the boat, He gives Peter a new vocation, that of catching men. This Peter and the other Apostles will do as they lead the Church with the apostolic doctrine, which is Christ's teaching . . .