The Difference Between Fishing and Catching Fish
Any fisher knows there's a difference between simply going fishing and actually catching fish. When Jesus saw Simon at the edge of Lake Gennesaret, Simon had been out fishing but had caught no fish. When Jesus urged Simon to go back out and fish some more, Simon was reluctant but did as he suggested. And they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. Like Simon, Jesus calls us to cast out our net and fish for people, to meet and engage with them so that they can understand who God and Jesus Christ are.