18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
Jesus calls his first disciples to come and follow him and without hesitation they do so! This is truly amazing. That Peter and Andrew left their nets to follow Jesus. We know this is the short version of a longer story, but still what faith. Later as Jesus continues to call his disciples we see that not only does Jesus approach the disciples differently in his call to them but that they too all respond differently. For some of us we were baptized as infants, grew up in the church and haven’t looked back or doubted once. For others, the story is different. Some may not have been baptized until later; others may have another story to tell. In Christianity there is not just one journey to Christ but many! Today, share with someone your own story; be proud of your relationship with Jesus and reflect on your own discipleship.