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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

O Captain, My Captain

Nelson and I attend a Catholic Coffee and Conversation class while the kids go to Sunday School. Lately we've been watching a fantastic video series. It’s education, entertaining and inspiring.

Last week the topic was sainthood. The short of it is that sainthood is what we should all be working towards. Being rich, not so good since you can't take it with you. Being famous, really a waste of time. Being a saint? Go for it!

But that begs the question, how?

Remember that Bible story when Jesus is in the boat with the disciples and He tells them to throw their nets to the other side? Of course you do. They bring in more fish than they thought they could handle. It’s a happy ending, miracle-making kind of story.

However, there is another part to this story. You see back in those days, when you lived by the water, you were a fisherman. So, you built a boat. And that boat? It was your livelihood. It was the most valuable thing you owned. It was what you did. It was who you were. And…it was yours.

If you want to be a saint, if you really, really want it, you have to let Jesus into your boat.

If you have the opportunity, get this video series and watch it. It will be time well spent.


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