January 13, 2020
(St. Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)
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.” Mk_1:14-20
And so it begins, beloved. Jesus came of age, was baptized by John and now began His earthly ministry. It was a call for the disciples and a call for us as well. A call to repent, believe and follow. Jesus will teach us. He will lead us by word and example. And by it we will become His fishermen and women, catching souls for their salvation.
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