Making Fishers of Men
The far left image in ‘Foreclosure in the Firelands’ of casting of the net into break walls that are falling down was the beginning of my exploration of the story of Simon. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on the near west side is a wonderful example of making fishers of men. There is the Christian story of Simon casting his nets on the other side of the boat and beginning his path to being a disciple of Christ. We have included this passage near the side door of the service center of St. Luke’s Church.
There is also a metaphor in the images of nets being cast out into the world to catch everything or nothing. The courage to cast your net is the strength and wisdom I see in my students. The stages of the story of Simon leaves each of the fishermen either casting, untangling, breaking or filling the nets.
St. Luke Episcopal Church
1349 West 78th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102