…Let me say this, my blizzard-jockey friends: When the Washington springtime comes this year, it will be the sweetest ever…
Simon Peter fell at the knees of Jesus and said, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”
For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him.
Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”
When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him. (Luke 5:8-11)
“Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”
These were St. Peter’s words when he recognized the awesome holiness of Christ. Peter was afraid. He knew he was not worthy to be in the presence of God. After all, he was a rough and humble working man.