There is a wonderful parallel between our first reading and the Gospel this week. The first reading is taken from the sixth chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah, and it has to do with the call of Isaiah; and the Gospel is from the fifth chapter of Luke, and it deals with the call of the first disciples of Jesus. Both stories, in remarkably similar ways, lay out the essential dynamics of the spiritual life.
Reading 1 – Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm – Psalm 138:1-8
Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Gospel – Luke 5:1-11