Thursday, September 4, 2014

Feria for the Thursday

Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ , 

1 Corinthians 3:18-23
 Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
 Luke 5:1-11

There are three thoughts that weave through the readings for today that "catch" my attention.

 First, the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's eyes.

 Second, because the world, including everything it contains, was created and belongs to Him, it is subject to Him.

 And finally, when God asks you to do what seems impossible and senseless, do it ~ even though, like Peter, you might rightfully say: "Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing!" 
(Luke 5:5)

 Regardless, do as the Lord commands and lower the nets again! In doing so, the wisdom of the world is confounded and God's omnipotent and mysterious plan for salvation is accomplished.

 Father Ed Bakker 
 Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province 
 Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne 
 Bendigo Australia