Hope ‘til the End

PANANAW

A reflection by Br. Glen Mar T. Gamboa, OP

February 7, 2016 ■ 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time ■ Lk. 5:1-11

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Daybreak symbolizes hope that despite the challenges of life there is a certain confidence that something good will happen. But some people don’t see it that way. Instead, for them, it is a time for accepting failures of yesterday and getting up like machines fueled by worries and pain. It is miserable to live life as if you are a machine!

Peter felt that miserable daybreak too: fishing all night, without sleep, tired, yet caught nothing at dawn! Perhaps you have had more miserable daybreaks than Peter’s. However, at that moment he found hope—misery’s only cure.

Hope does not disappoint those who trust (Rom 5:5). Events in your life may be different from what you have imagined, but still trust in Him, hold firm, and never lose heart. Peter was…

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