Monday 11 January

Dawdler or disciple?!

Scripture

“As he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net in the lake – for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you into fishers of men.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him.” (Mark 1: 16-17)

Reflect

What do you need to leave behind today? Worries and concerns, distractions and obsessions.  Or maybe you don’t feel able to move on at all, can only make tentative steps, feel more like a dawdler than a disciple.  Before we even have to make the move, Jesus has already moved in to our daily situation.  He is there in our work and our worries, our family life and friendships, our leisure and pleasure and pains.  He goes out of his way to be alongside us, in our daily occupations and preoccupations, to lead us in his way.

Prayer

Lord God, help us to be alert to the presence of Jesus today, to hear his call to follow him, to have faith in the future he promises. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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