Fishing like an expert

Fishing like an expert
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I remember with great fondness my trip to Newfoundland many years ago. A friend of mine in the seminary was from Newfoundland, and another seminarian (and friend of mine) and I spent time there for a vacation. As part of the vacation, we all joined my friend’s brother, who was partner in a group of fishermen, not unlike Peter and Andrew, and James and John. We were cod fishing. It was an experience I will never forget. Suffice to say, we were a problem that day. Fishing lines get caught twice on the bottom of the ocean (me) to tangled fishing lines (the seminarian who went to Newfoundland with me) probably contributed to a poor catch that day. But it was clear the fishermen who allowed us to join them were good at what they did. It strikes me that it is the same with God. When we allow God to take charge, we receive a big catch of fish. And when we try to do things ourselves, we are not successful.

Homily given at Saint Dominic Priory, Saint Louis, Missouri, on September 6, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
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Fishing like an expert

Fishing like an expert
Daily Homilies

 
 
00:00 / 8:15
 
1X
 

Readings for Today

I remember with great fondness my trip to Newfoundland many years ago. A friend of mine in the seminary was from Newfoundland, and another seminarian (and friend of mine) and I spent time there for a vacation. As part of the vacation, we all joined my friend’s brother, who was partner in a group of fishermen, not unlike Peter and Andrew, and James and John. We were cod fishing. It was an experience I will never forget. Suffice to say, we were a problem that day. Fishing lines get caught twice on the bottom of the ocean (me) to tangled fishing lines (the seminarian who went to Newfoundland with me) probably contributed to a poor catch that day. But it was clear the fishermen who allowed us to join them were good at what they did. It strikes me that it is the same with God. When we allow God to take charge, we receive a big catch of fish. And when we try to do things ourselves, we are not successful.

Homily given at Saint Dominic Priory, Saint Louis, Missouri, on September 6, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
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