Fishermen have been a respected community for thousands of years for their honest and hard work. When Jesus Christ decided to select his closest followers, he went to a fishing village to choose them. The Holy Book includes several stories about Jesus and his apostles involved in fishing activities on the Sea of Gallilee.
The Synoptic gospels of Mark (1:14-20), Matthew (4:18-22), and Luke (5:1-11) describe how Jesus recruited four of his apostles from the shores of Lake Galilee: the fishermen Simon and his brother Andrew and the brothers John and James.
One of Jesus famous teaching episodes, the Sermon on the Mount, was given on a hill overlooking the lake while many of his miracles also occurred here including his walking on water, calming a storm, and his feeding five thousand people at Tabgha.
The fish was a symbol of Christianity when the early Christians were forced to go underground to protect themselves from the constant attacks of the Romans.
During my recent visit to a humble fishing cooperative at the entrance of the Panama Canal, I observed an elder fisherman busy mending a dark net. I asked for his permission to take a couple of pictures while he was doing his job. He smiled faintly, mumbled a polite “yes”, and continued repairing his net.
These are the pictures which came out of my small Canon Birthday camera. Here we go.
Yep, fishermen are hard working people involved in an honest profession. It has been this way for thousands of years. Good Day.