In today’s Gospel, Jesus says to Peter and Andrew, “Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.” They dropped everything and followed the Lord.
How would we respond to Jesus’ call to ministry? There was this man who works as a missionary in Haiti. He used to have a good office position in a big firm. He had a good salary, nice clothes and a new car. One day he was praying and he heard Jesus say to him, “I choose you.” He said those words were audible and unforgettable. Right after that he got a call from an organization that had his resume on file. He never sent it in. They got it by inquiring around for a person who spoke English and French and had his skill set. They offered him the position in Haiti. He’s been there for a decade. When Jesus makes his proposal, you either accept it or you don’t. Maybe more of us would hear the call if our lives weren’t so cluttered and full of distractions.