In the upcoming pericope for Sunday (Luke 5:1-11) Jesus tells Peter to “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Quite obviously, this command goes against conventional wisdom. Not only was he asking Peter to fish in the middle of the day, when everyone knew that the best time for fishing was at night, but he also told him to let down his nets in the deep, when conventional wisdom would say to fish closer to shore. This pericope reminds us of the global scope of Christ’s mission. The disciples were not to remain in Jerusalem (close to shore), but rather to “make disciples of all nations (put out into the deep) baptizing them…” (Matthew 28). Not only that, but rather than preach this Gospel in secret (in the night), the disciples were to proclaim it openly for all to hear (during the day). I realize that this is an allegory, but it is not too farfetched, I don’t think. What say you?
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