Blog Template Theology of the Body: Mark: Follow Me, and I Will Make You

Monday, January 23, 2006

Mark: Follow Me, and I Will Make You

Mark 1:14-20
(New International Version)

The Calling of the First Disciples

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and followed him. When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

...Fr. Bruce emphasized Freedom in the Christian life at ECY yesterday; not only from sin, fear, anxiety, and bondage, but also in the more difficult and reponsible freedom to follow our Lord.