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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/113017.cfm
As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him.
When Jesus calls us, He knows what we can do. We think we will fall short or fail Him, but if we have trust, as His disciples did, we will do the great things He has planned for us. What has the Lord called you to do but you have said no? We do not think that we are saying no, we think we are being humble. But humility is not denying God’s call. You are walking away from His grace. Can you live without His grace?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I have learned that I cannot hide from you. When you call I have learned to say yes, because whatever it is, I always receive grace and blessings. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.