Monday, November 30, 2009

Drop everything to follow Jesus

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
He said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of people.”
At once they left their nets and followed him.
He walked along from there and saw two other brothers,
James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets.
He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father
and followed him.

--Matthew 4:18-22

Today's gospel always blows me away.  Not only do Andrew, Peter, James and John immediately recognize Jesus as a worthy guide for their lives, but without any hesitation they drop what they are doing and follow him. 

Are you listening well enough to hear Jesus call to you, inviting you to follow him?

I wonder how many times I missed his voice among the cacophony in my head, before I started to pay attention.  I pray that I can listen more carefully, especially in this season of Advent.

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