Clicking the Castanet

"Do not be afraid; from now on it is men you will catch" 

Luke 5:10
Isaiah 6:1-2,3-8; Psalm 138:1-5,7-8; I Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11

A father and son went fishing together one afternoon. As they prepared to cast their lines out into the lake, the father said excitedly, “Do you see that big swirl? That must be a really big fish out there.” With that, he tossed his line out in the direction of the swirl and waited. But nothing happened. Suddenly, he saw it again.

“Did you see that big splash?” Again, the line went out, but nothing happened. After a few more attempts the son called over to his father.

“Look,” he said, pointing toward the swirling water. “Do you see what I see?”

Passing beneath them, a massive school of tiny minnows was gliding by, newly hatched. You see, joined together, the school of tiny fish was creating those giant swirls.

We live in a dangerous Age in which our remarkable, wondrous species is drowning in a swirling quest for power, status, and riches. In so many ways, we have tragically fallen short of our ideals:…

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