Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come. Amen.
Why did they do it?
Why did they drop everything and follow Jesus?
And more than why … how?
In today’s Gospel, we hear the story of Jesus calling the first four of his disciples,
Simon and Andrew, James and John.
These guys drop their nets, leave their boats and even their loved ones,
and follow Jesus.
I’ll be honest … on the surface this can seem like a scene out of a bad zombie movie,
or like something out of an old Gilligan’s Island or I Dream of Jeannie episode,
in which someone watching a pocket watch swing
back and forth, in front of their eyes
falls into a trance and does whatever the holder of the pocket watch says.