When Jesus had ﬁnished speaking He said to Simon, “Cast out into the deep water and let down your nets fora catch.”
Simon Peter answered: “But Master, we have been hard at it all night and caught nothing, but if you say so I will let down the nets.”
They did so and made such a big haul of ﬁsh that their nets began to split, so they signaled to their partners inthe other boat to come and help them. This they did and loaded both boats to the point of sinking. WhenSimon Peter saw what had happened he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, “Leave me, Lord, for I am a sinfulman.” For he and all his companions were amazed at the catch they had made.
Jesus said to them: “Do not be afraid, from now on you will be catching men.”
As soon as they brought theirboats to land, they left everything and followed Him.
St. Luke (5:1-11)