Last Sunday’s Gospel is Jesus calling the first apostles from fishing on the Sea of Galilee.
This Sunday’s Gospel shows Jesus at Capernaum (their hometown), on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. We see what happens next, after they respond to Jesus’ call to follow Him.
When Jesus calls Peter, Andrew, James, and John, they see something in Jesus that makes them literally drop what they’re doing to follow Jesus.
If I had been one of them, I’d like to think that I would respond the same way. I’d like to think that I could see what they’re seeing in Jesus. But I know me. And I’m good at missing the obvious.
They’re seeing something in Jesus. Something powerful. Whatever it is, the Gospel makes it clear that they aren’t the only ones who see it.