As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal calling. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to follow him immediately (to use Mark’s favorite word). In today’s Gospel we hear the call of four fisherman. We often assume that Jesus is calling them – and us – to do something wholly different. But what if he wasn’t? We often assume that Jesus is calling them – and us – to be someone wholly different. But what if we got that wrong? We often assume that Jesus’ call to these fishermen to “fish for people” is metaphorical, but what if he meant that more literally? We often assume that the disciples were right when they left everything behind to follow Jesus. But what if Jesus needed those boats and the question we should be asking ourselves is not, “What do I need to leave behind?” but rather, “Where did I leave my boat?”
Join us on Sunday at ONE Service at 10:00AM to explore how Jesus still calls us to discipleship today and how as a congregation with our varied gifts we can follow him and inspire others to live boldly in God’s triumphant love.
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