Doesn't it feel feel normal to be unworthy in the presence of God. It is a healthy reaction, isn't it? Who among us, faced with the glory of God’s perfect love, would feel able to stand? The prophet Isaiah experienced that glory in a vision he had in the Temple at Jerusalem. He felt unworthy. Saint Peter experienced it in his encounter with Jesus. He felt sinful. They fell to their knees, dismayed by their poverty.
Like Peter we are invited to ‘put out into the deep’, to be courageous and generous in our efforts at following Christ. We will fail often, and perhaps seriously, as Peter did. But we are in good company, for so many have walked this path before us, the path to our true identity: ‘by grace I am what I am’.