Fr Paul reads from the Gospel of Luke (5: 1-11) in which Jesus calling his first disciples says, “Do not be afraid; from now on it is people you will catch,” so bringing their boats back to land, they left everything and followed him. Fr Paul says there were obviously several different versions circulating in the early Church of the call of the first disciples. In Mark and Matthew, Jesus is passing along the shore of the lake when he calls two pairs of disciples. In John, it takes place where John the Baptist was preaching. The story in Luke that we hear today has many similarities to the story at the end of John’s Gospel after the Resurrection, when the risen Christ commissions Peter: there is a night of failed fishing, followed by a huge catch in obedience to Jesus’ instructions. The Church has always seen this as a sign of the need for obedience to Christ. Luke’s version here combines the same play on words as in Mark and Matthew about fishing for people. Peter and his friends have already got to know Jesus before they are commissioned. A special feature in Luke is Peter’s cry that he is an unworthy sinner. Luke often teaches us that no one can be a disciple of Jesus without first admitting their sinfulness. For our reflection, Fr Paul invites us to consider, ‘Am I obedient to the call of God? Am I obedient to what God wants me to do?’