It really doesn’t matter what my opinion is of another man.
There were, and still are, millions of unfair remarks made about people I consider to be good men, like Ronald Reagan, and both Bush Presidents.
Our opinions are sometimes right, sometimes wrong.
Just like what happened in today’s Gospel, Luke 5, when Peter told the Lord his opinion of himself.
“Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”
Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.” When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing.They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that the boats were in danger of sinking. When Simon Peter saw this, he 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 and all those with him, and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon.
Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”
What matters most about what we think is whether or not it’s in line with God’s will.
I can’t imagine, after seeing the video associated with the NY Times Article above, the American people will agree that “goodness” is on the side of Syrian rebels.
The brutality in this short segment is far too extreme for Westerners to bear. (The edited portion confirms our disdain)
Just as the miracle of the fish brought Peter to his knees, so to will this anti-miracle of hate bring people of good will to theirs.
Mr. President/Mr. Kerry, depart from wasting our time.
Your dream to bomb Syria has died.