During a very busy weekend , the phrase “the net did not break” jumped out at me from Sunday’s Gospel reading. . [John 21:11] It’s a familiar story, although I had never noticed this phrase before. Jesus appeared to Peter after the Resurrection, when he was fishing and not catching anything, and Jesus told him to try again. This time, there were more fish than the disciples could handle, but the net did not break.
I find this very encouraging. Fishing is hard work. And when God is doing big things, it can also be hard work. But no matter how hard, or how exhausted we might feel for a time, this scripture assures me, it will never be too much—“the net will not break.”