Last Sunday’s Gospel shows Jesus calling the first apostles (Peter, Andrew, James, and John) 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. It’s 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 saw in Jesus. But I know me, and I’m good at missing the obvious.
Whatever they’re seeing in Jesus, Sunday’s Gospel makes it clear that they weren’t the only ones to see it.
More on this tomorrow.