Daily Gospel Reflection for September 7, 2017


Today’s Gospel: Luke 5:1-11

The call of Simon the fisherman in this gospel reading awes me. When I think about how I might have a million questions before acting, if I were to find myself in Peter’s shoes, I am humbled by the absolute trust he places in Jesus.

Jesus calls Peter, and Peter responds. It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter to Jesus that Peter feels he is an unworthy sinner.

Peter immediately recognizes that Jesus is transformative…someone he must follow even if it means leaving behind everything he has, even as his nets are overflowing.

Oh! That I could exhibit that trust. Like Peter, I feel unworthy – and yet, I am called, too. Like Peter, I must set aside those feelings of inadequacy.

Jesus, I trust in You!


Jesus told Peter not to be afraid. Do you dare, like Peter, to follow Jesus into the deep?


Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of the saints. Grant that I have the courage to follow Peter’s example and place my trust in Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Copyright 2017 Maria Morera Johnson

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Maria Morera Johnson, author of My Badass Book of Saints, Super Girls and Halo, and Our Lady of Charity: How a Cuban Devotion to Mary Helped Me Grow in Faith and Love writes about all the things that she loves. A cradle Catholic, she struggles with living in the world but not being of it, and blogs about those successes and failures, too.

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