Gospel Reflection for January 22, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

As Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew, casting a fish net in the sea.  They fished for a living.
Jesus called to them, “Come after me.  I will make you fishers of people.”
Immediately they left their nets and followed Jesus.

Mark 1.16-18
Gospel writer Mark includes few details in the story of Jesus’ calling the fishermen.  The details he mentions emphasize their occupation and the decisiveness of their response.  Immediately the fishermen follow him, leaving one kind of fishing for another.Jesus’ call is direct; their responses, quick and decisive.  The do not become full-fledged disciples as fast as this, however.  Mark’s gospel cares about how faith matures.  Jesus’ disciples leave their old lives behind quickly but their faith journeys twist and turn as the walk with Jesus.

Where did your faith journey begin?

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