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Acts 28:17-31. You will indeed listen, but never understand.
One afternoon on the lake, my son and I fished for hours without a bite. It was hot and humid, and I wanted to head in. He said no way. All of a sudden the wind kicked up, and before long we were pulling in more fish than we could have ever asked for or imagined. My son said it must have been the wind.
A lot of the time, the disciples get a bad rap for making mistakes or giving up. They were often confused and disheartened. But that afternoon on the lake, with the wind against them, they didn’t give up. They worked really hard. Jesus came to them and did more for them than they could have ever asked for or imagined. I bet they were glad they didn't give up.
And to us who follow in Jesus’ footsteps, wherever they lead, the promise is the same—new life and life abundant, more than we could ask for or imagine— even when the wind is blowing in our faces.
Today the Church remembers Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 651.