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5th Sun C
Sunday 10th February 2019


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Reflection

Reflection is an essential element of our growth in Christ. As we reflect over what we have learnt and ponder it in our hearts, we come to recognise the presence of God in our lives.

This Sunday's Reflection

When Jesus told Simon Peter to launch out in to the deep, he wasn’t telling him to do anything he didn’t know how to do. All he asked was for him to do it at a time Peter deemed inappropriate. What did Peter risk? Losing a few hours’ sleep and making a fool of himself. I don’t think the lack of rest would have particularly bothered Peter – looking like a fool probably did. Most of us dread that. And yet that fear is one of the greatest dampeners on coming to the fullness of life Jesus promises. How often do we hold back from something that stretches us just a little – because we might look like a fool? Simple things like greeting a stranger at church, becoming a catechist, writing a letter to a politician, asking forgiveness, offering forgiveness, approaching someone who is difficult, even starting a new skill. We tell ourselves we can’t do it – not because we can’t but because we can’t be sure of what might happen if we tried. We can’t be in control. But we will never know the surprise ‘catch of fish’ if we do not risk when we hear the call to launch out into the deep. You will never die of making a fool of yourself but if you never risk doing so you will never live.

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