Posts from January 2021
The earliest disciples, two sets of brothers, Simon/Andrew and James/John, were hard at work in their trade of fishing. They seemed to drop everything and wordlessly follow after Jesus in response to Jesus’ invitation to, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”
In our passage this week, we see the circle of discipleship growing wider and wider as one person invites another to join the journey, extending the invitation, “Come and see.” We’ll spend some time on Sunday thinking about that simple invitation…what it doesn’t ask of us and what it does.
This is the first Sunday after Epiphany! This is the Sunday where we celebrate new beginnings as Jesus, one without sin, gets baptized by John the Baptist.