In the secular world, there are several meanings for the phrase ‘gone fishing.’ However, for the unequivocally devoted to spreading God’s Kingdom on Earth believers, ‘gone fishing’ means leading/bringing lost souls to Christ Jesus—being fishers of women and men’s souls. These believers are neither distracted by difficult situations or conditions nor troubled by the “catch.”
A sheep, is a sheep, is a sheep, or perhaps not. Which sheep can discern what kinds of sheep are in the flocks (churches or ministries) in which they are a part of the sheepfold? Which sheep can discern if their undershepherds are living laborious lives full of ceaseless watchfulness, love and concern for Christ’s sheep, opting to stay with them day and night? Which sheep know if their undershepherds are living convenient lives full of pretentious power, filthy greed, and evil deception and seduction—who will choose to flee when the going gets tough, or when offers of greener pastures come their way?