He saw two brothers. 

November 30, 2020 3:00 am

“As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.” (MT 4: 18) 

Let’s imagine this simple scenario: Jesus “walking by the Sea of Galilee;” Jesus watching the typical daily routine of fishermen. Then, an unexpected finish: two fishermen became apostles. Jesus didn’t call them after some liturgical service in the synagogue or when they were praying; He called them when they were working. Our Lord is present in our lives not only when we are in the church or when we are in the state of grace; He is with us when we are tired, working, or when we are sad or in despair. I want to be more conscious when working today because Jesus is walking near me, and maybe He wants to see my work.  

“Come after me, says the Lord, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak