THE SERVANT GENERAL
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
THEY LEFT EVERYTHING
Today’s gospel: Luke 5:1-11
Jesus performed a great miracle in the catch of fish. Then
he commissioned the fishermen to be fishers of men. Their
response? They “left everything and followed him.”
response was a total detachment from material possessions,
a complete giving of self, a wholehearted focus on the mission,
a full trust in a future with Jesus. This is the same response
expected of us, as Jesus calls us to be witnesses, evangelizers
My very first book, published in 1996, is entitled “Fishers
of Men.” It is an exposition of this very gospel passage.
Drawing from the scripture text, it expounds on the 7 principles
of evangelization, the 7 pitfalls, and the 7 elements of our
response. In effect, the book is our basic catechesis on evangelization.