1 Corinthians 1:18-25
In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Peter by his own reason and strength could not believe in Jesus Christ. His common sense, his years of experience told him: the night is over. The fish are not to be found. This rabbi knows nothing about fishing. His own reason said, “No,” to the Lord’s command. Did you hear a tone of frustration or exasperation in Peter’s response? Nonetheless, the Holy Spirit called Peter by the Gospel through Our Lord’s preaching. It was the Holy Spirit which overcame his worldly wisdom. In faith after the exasperation Peter added, “But at your word I will do it.”