There is something very inspiring about the call of Simon and Andrew, James and John. These two sets of brothers left everything to immediately follow Jesus. (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, Mark 1:14-20)
They demonstrated a wonderful sense of openness, generosity and willingness to leave everything behind and follow Jesus whom they may or may not have known very well. These first followers of Jesus were prepared to take the risk into the unknown.
Men discerning their calling need to have the same generosity as these two sets of brothers had – to be able to let go and be free to follow Jesus where he is calling us to be.
Kind regards and God bless
Fr. Eamon Kennedy
24th January 2015