Saturday, January 26, 2008

Fishing for people

Our Gospel lesson for tomorrow is Matthew 4:12-23 - that wonderful story of Jesus making his home in Capernaum by the sea, where he called two sets of brothers to follow him. They were fishermen by trade, so Jesus met them where they were and said, "Follow me, and I will make you fish to people."

Instantly, they got it. They understood enough about what Jesus was asking that they left their nets and followed him. What was it about Jesus that made them follow Jesus? Was it his voice, calling out their names? Once they heard Jesus called their names, they were never again the same. Jesus became the focus of their lives.

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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