Abundance, and permission to leave everything behind. (A reflection on Luke 5: 1-11 for January 24, 2021) As I read these this short but dense scripture of the calling of the disciples, I am struck immediately by two very basic themes to draw on: the first being the idea that GRACE COMES FIRST.  And the… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Deep Water (Luke 5:1-11)

Within a short time, Simon Peter has three experiences of Jesus’ power.  Just before this, Jesus has healed his mother-in-law from a fever.  Now he hears Jesus teach. Finally, Jesus sends him back out, after a night without catching any fish, to try again.  The huge haul of fish finally breaks Peter’s mind open about… Read More