Simon, please push this boat, so I can catch a lot of fish.
Sir, I have fished in that very same spot, but didn't catch any fish. Going to this spot will not help in any way.
One day, Jesus was teaching near the Lake of Genesareth. Jesus's followers had a lot of questions, to the point where Jesus was nearly pushed into the lake.
At that point, Jesus decided to teach from Simon's boat, on the lake. When Jesus finished teaching, he asked Simon to help move his boat to catch a lot of fish.
I wish I just kept my mouth shut! I never want to express my opinions ever again.
Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!
Simon did not believe in Jesus' claim. Simon was in that same exact spot before, and did not catch a single fish. Simon did not think going to the same spot would help get a lot of fish.
Don't be afraid; from now on I will teach you to fish for people.
Thank you, Jesus. I will be your devoted follower, forever.
Jesus looked at Simon, who eventually decided to help Jesus and push the boat. Once this happened, Jesus caught so many fish, and Simon was amazed. In that moment Simon knew that Jesus was no ordinary man, and felt ashamed for not believing in Jesus.
Simon did not think he was worthy enough for Jesus' teachings anymore. Regretting his actions, Simon was left feeling vulnerable after disagreeing with Jesus.
In that moment, Jesus instantly forgave Simon. Although Simon was uncertain of the outcome, and thought that Jesus would be upset after being vulnerable with him, Jesus did not judge or mistreat Simon. He forgave Simon and invited him back for more teachings.