• Fr. Howard Thompson

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When we pray and sing, “Come into my heart,” do we understand that our Lord comes to ‘disturb’ our usual way of life? Abraham, Moses, Elisha, Isaiah and Jeremiah are but a few examples of people in the Old Testament whose lives were ‘disturbed,’ as they were called from their normal routine to a higher purpose. Mary and Joseph had their world shaken and dreams shattered when they said, “Yes” to God, but this disturbance led to their immortality. In today’s gospel, Jesus reveals the continuing work of His Father by ‘disturbing’ the lives of the fishermen who would become His Disciples (Lk. 5:1-11). Step by step, Jesus gently allows His ‘disturbing’ presence to take hold - He steps into the boat; teaches; tells them to set out into the deep, and the catch of fish leads to a new way of life to follow Him. Our lives have been disturbed, but trust in God, for He is leading us to a higher holy ground. Lord Jesus, You disturb our lives because You desire us to walk closer with You, to listen more intently to Your voice, and to lovingly accept Your purpose for our lives. Teach us how to acquiesce, so that our response may gain us the prize of everlasting life with You. Amen.


Fr. Howie



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