It is 10th February 2019. We are in the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings are from Isaiah 6:1-8; the second reading is from 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; and the Gospel from Luke 5:1-11. God’s call is for all yet those who are able to deal with their sinfulness respond more accurately than those who refuse to acknowledge their unworthiness. The first reading presents the vision of God to Isaiah and God’s call to him to be the messenger of love to God’s people. There is nothing wrong in having the vision of God so glorious like that of the first reading. If the vision does not help us to encounter the mission that God wants us to accomplish then there is no use of the vision of God personally and spiritually. A Vison of God has to lead us to embrace the mission of humanity in recognising the broken pieces within and around. The responsorial Psalm praises, “In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord” (Ps.137:1). The second reading desires that our mission is to spread the good news of the Lord and persuade people to embrace and enliven their lives. “Therefore, whether it be I or they, so we preach and so you believed.” (1 Cor. 15:11). The Gospel teaches us that when we listen to the Lord, there is nothing goes wrong. The presence of Jesus makes us realize our unworthiness and help us to recognise the power of God in display in the ordinary events that splash the extraordinary rays of hope and blessings. The celebration of our vocations begins to happen when we are able to engage ourselves with the broken humanity right within each one of us and in others. Unless and until we are able to be in touch with ourselves profoundly, we cannot be in touch with the fallenness and brokenness of the others. God wants us to begin a journey to bring the others near God as God brought us near to God through God’s love, mercy, forgiveness and unconditional acceptance. God counts us in entrusting the mission of gathering and collecting people for God. We have been gathering the wealth of all kinds so far, but from now on God wants us to gather people to dispense God’s love to all. “Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” (Lk.5:11). May we become generous in responding to God’s call in serving the humanity by all means. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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