Gospel – Mark 1:14-20

After John had been arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:
“This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.”As he passed by the Sea of Galilee,
he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;
they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.
He walked along a little farther
and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They too were in a boat mending their nets.
Then he called them.
So they left their father Zebedee in the boat
along with the hired men and followed him.


Reflection on the Gospel

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

This is the time of fulfillment.
The human person longs for fulfillment.
My best chance for fulfillment is to respond to Jesus when he calls me to follow him.
After this initial response, he will continue to call me deeper and further.
My fulfillment depends on continuing to respond to Jesus with the same humility as these first disciples.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts – Forever.