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Courage to Follow

by | Apr 22, 2020 | Faith and Work

It takes courage to discover who you really are and to live from that center.

There is a story in one of the Gospels where Jesus, standing safely on shore, tells his soon-to-be disciples to give their fishing expedition one more try. This group was already dog-tired from a full night of fishing, and had nothing to show for it.

“Put out into deep water, and throw your nets out one more time.”

Against all common sense they rowed back out.  This whole affair was going nowhere — or so they thought.  To their delight the fishermen caught so many fish that their boats were swamped.

I made my decision to push out into the deep water, to discover and pursue the work that I was made to do.  I enjoy the challenge of the search and the process of discovery.  Some of our greatest innovations came to us through people who decided to persist in spite of adversity.