These are the words our Lord says to Peter on the shores of Lake Gennesaret. The result is nearly fatal. Jesus, however, does not depart from Peter. Instead, He gives Peter a mission. The time for fishing is over. While the English translation fails to catch this nuisance, the Latin Vulgate and the Greek original do not. The Latin word duc , from which we get our English word duke, is derived from ducere , which means to lead.
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What would it look like if we submitted our entire will to God? What kind of an impact would we have on the world? How fulfilling and peaceful would life become? While these are difficult questions to answer, they are worth considering. So we become content with our mediocre, lukewarm lives without truly diving into the life that God is offering us. We skate through life and make decisions our way to avoid God pushing us out of our comfort zone.
February 9 , After a hard and fruitless night of work? So why listen to Him? From hindsight, we know the rest of the story and we understand that Simon and his fellow fisherman go back out into the deep waters and have a catch of fish that is abundant—so much so that their nets are tearing. The late Pope St. Faith comes with responsibility. What they see in us—they then desire for themselves. It is all about cooperating with God and helping to bring His plans for humanity and salvation into our time and place.
Due to recent mandates regarding large gatherings, we have had to cancel our Duc in Altum camp for We hope to reschedule for next year! Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. At the Annunciation, was she not presented with an invitation for the rest of her life that she could either refuse or accept?