Listen, Reflect, Receive – again

Since I’ve made this commitment to myself to try to write every day, at least a sentence or two, I’ve begun to appreciate the fact that the Catholic Church has particular readings for every day of the year.  In the gospel for Friday, Jesus tells Peter and crew to cast their nets over the right side of boat, and a bad day of fishing turns into a great day of fishing. Funny, they didn’t even realize who was making the suggestion at first.

And so it is with me. I thought of how many times I have been frustrated or angry and non-productive and someone makes a suggestion for a change. Many times if I will listen and try to make the change then the day or the project or just my general attitude makes a turn for the better. Only later do I stop to think and see that God speaks through many channels – family, friends, my boss or coworkers or even someone I meet on the street.

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