They abandoned their nest. 

January 24, 2021 3:00 am

“Jesus said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.” (MK 1: 17-18)

A new vocation is always connected with “abandoning.” First, your parents and siblings, then your house, your own rituals, only to begin creating new habits and rituals with your spouse. Our ability to abandon is a sign of our maturity as well as our ability to start something new and independent. One day your children will make a similar decision, and our responsibility is to help them grow and be mature. 

“The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak