The Gospel heard at Mass today relates the enthusiasm of the first response to Jesus of four men: Simon, Andrew, James and John.
Place your name beside theirs as you begin to read, disciple of the Lord.
After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’
As he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net in the lake – for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you into fishers of men.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him.
Going on a little further, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they too were in their boat, mending their nets. He called them at once and, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the men he employed, they went after him.
- What form did your call to follow take?
- How did you first answer and how do you answer now?
- How is the call made through your parish today? What helps and what hinders it’s being heard?
Photograph of the shore and Sea of Galilee. (C) Allen Morris, 2013