Anna and Rayah talk about Luke 5:1-11. After a night of crappy fishing, Jesus has his disciples lower their nets one more time and they bring in a large haul. Then he tells them it’s time to be fishers of men.
Rayah talks about the context of the fishing economy and the way that economy exploited marginalized workers like the disciples before they left to follow Jesus and how radical it was for them to change their role.
Anna talks about how sometimes hoping after such a long time in a hopeless situation is a vulnerable thing to do, but it is okay to give those hidden hopes some air and bring them to life again. They also look at how this story shifts from the more individualistic “fish to provide for myself” to something much bigger and more focused on building community and relying on each other.
Anna Hoesly is a Pastor and Organizer at Storyline Community in Milwaukie, Oregon.
Rayah Dickerson is a community member and theology nerd in Milwaukie, Oregon.