Duc in Altum

Some of the words from the sermon Fr. Philip gave this Sunday at Mass now linger in my mind, 
“Duc In Altum” or in English “Put out into the deep.” 
The phrase is synonymous to facing challenges or taking risks, facing struggles without fear and doubt. The phrase is taken from a biblical passage found in the book of Luke 5:4.
The passage reads, “When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
The phrase “Duc In Altum” teaches us to take risks at everything we do, even though we may not be sure of the outcome, for we may not know what it may bring until we have done it.

Taking risks may be perilous but how can we achieve our dreams and ideals without conquering our fears, facing challenges and taking action ?

"Put out into the deep and lower your nets" 

 So that is what I will do.

1 comment:

ROBERTA said...

i love that picture....