Spiritual Practice

Mark 1:17-18 Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then they left their nets and followed him.

When you watch children play with toys, you’ll often see one treasured toy abandoned without a second thought in favor of something new. A child does this without even an awareness that anything is being left behind. Perhaps we can learn from the play of children.

When we hear this passage, we tend to look at what a huge leap it was for the first disciples to abandon their nets. Perhaps it would help to look at the disciples’ response to Jesus’ call as a child called to a new, exciting game. We find in the disciples an example of how to joyfully embrace the invitation to show God’s love to others.

What have you “left behind” in order to follow him? What have you discovered or gained?

I will follow you, Jesus. When I am fearful, I will follow. When I am excited, I will follow. When I am tired, I will follow. All the days of my life, I will follow you, Jesus.

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