Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. - Matthew 4:19-20Jesus is our Light.
In Jesus' name we fish. Not in our own name, or in the name of some beloved priest or author.
We fish in the name of Christ. We keep our eyes focused on the Lamb.
We spend time with Jesus. We worship Him. And then we go and we bring His Light to others. So we too can be fishers of people.
To do this, we need to leave our nets and follow Jesus. We need to leave behind those things that hold us back from loving unconditionally. We need to leave behind those things that are not of God.
It is not easy to do. We are only human. We argue. We judge. We, sisters and brothers in Christ, do not always get along.
Neither did the Twelve.
So maybe we just need to remember. Maybe, when we start judging each other too harshly, or argue too loudly, we need to stop and ask ourselves:
Who do we have in common?
Who do we belong to?
Who is our Light, our Lamb, our Lord?
Jesus, You are my Lord and my God. When I start to think my way is the only way, help me to remember that I belong to You. And only You. Jesus, You are the Lord of my life. Amen.