In today’s gospel, the Word of God has the power to transform even the most impossible circumstances into new life. Jesus steps into the lives of these fishermen meeting them right where they are. With a simple request to once again cast out their nets, Jesus reveals to them the abundant power of God. This kind of power doesn’t wait for these fisher- men to feel holy or capable. It only requires a drop of faith and a single act of obedience, and suddenly there are enough fish not just for them but for the entire community. This encounter sets off a ripple effect: these new disciples begin to follow Jesus, bringing in more people and eventually benign witness to his life, death and resurrection. So must we.