Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Follow Me

Gospel: Mt 4:12-25

Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles - the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." While walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

The gospel tells us on how Jesus called the first disciples. Simon, Andrew, James and John were fishermen and when Jesus said to them "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”, they immediately left everything and followed him. 

Nowadays, we are bombarded with a lot of things that we tend to forget those that are really important to us. We even tend to ignore Jesus in our life. But despite of all the things that we have been doing, Jesus never fails to knock our hearts and remind us of our calling. In today's gospel, we are reminded of Jesus' calling for all of us; to follow him. Furthermore, we are also invited by Jesus to be like the first disciples who followed him without hesitation.

Jesus is knocking on our hearts everyday, how have you responded to his call?

"Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

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