Faith, Works, and the Deep Waters of Evangelization

Posted March 16, 2019 3:05 am by Deacon Greg Lambert

Faith, Works, and the Deep Waters of Evangelization

After he had finished speaking, [Jesus] said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.” (Luke 5:4-5 NABRE)
The command to go deeper in the quest for a sufficient catch of fish, after working at it all night, must have seemed counter-productive to Simon Peter and his fellow fishermen. He acted on faith by obeying a command that didn’t readily make sense to him. After making his point, based on his

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