Meditation: Throughout the Old Testament, the great saints were usually shepherds, such as Abraham, Moses, and David. There are no named Old Testament saints who were fishermen. This is because fish symbolize the gentiles, and at this time God was primarily dealing only with his people Israel. However, when Christ came, He called fishermen to be his apostles, and told them that He would make them fishers of men. This is because the apostles would now go out to the gentiles and call them into his Church.

Psalm verse: O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, which teems with things innumerable, living things both small and great. There go the ships, and Leviathan which thou didst form to sport in it. (Ps 104:24-26)

Prayer: Thank you, O Lord, for the gift of sea creatures.

Scripture: And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. (Gen 1:20-23)

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