14 January 2013

The Net of the Gospel

In the Gospel today our Lord said to Simon and his brother Andrew, "Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men."  They had worked their fishing nets in the Sea of Galilee, as did their ancestors before them, but they were being given another net -- the net of the Gospel -- and with it they would be "fishers of men," catching men for God's Kingdom.

This "net of the Gospel" is symbolized on the ceiling of the nave of Our Lady of the Atonement Church...