Reading: Mark 1:14-20
14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 ‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’
16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
Thought: There is a dramatic sense of urgency in Mark’s Gospel, Jesus charges through it like a roaring lion pursuing it’s prey. Come, follow me, he demands. The obedient response is immediate; no hesitation, no delay. The same call is issued to us today.
Prayer: Jesus, I hear your call. Help me to follow.