A couple of Sundays ago, the Gospel reading was from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter Five. It was the story of Jesus inviting Simon (Peter) and his fishing buddies to go back out on the lake to fish even though they had caught nothing the night before.
As the story goes, “They caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing.” After calling for a second boat, the fishermen were able to fill both large boats to capacity with the fish they had caught. The apostles are amazed and astonished. In the closing lines of the narrative, Jesus tells them, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”