Reflection on Matthew 4:18-22 ~
Jesus continues to “walking by” calling out to each of us. I am sure you know someone whose life was radically changed because they heard and followed Christ. For them, is it often difficult to put what they feel into words. Their call can be so strong they must give up a portion of their current life (or for some of their life) to serve God in some way beyond the ordinary. We may not have to walk away from our job or family but no doubt Jesus thirst for your love and response so others may see Him in you.
The Calling of Saint Peter and Saint Andrew, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
Matthew 4 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 4:18-22.