How many times have you travelled down the highway and saw a bumper sticker that read: “I’d rather be fishing”? I bet most of the time you think: That would be nice, nothing to worry about, just peace and quiet. Who wouldn’t rather be fishing? But for Peter, Andrew, James and John fishing was work-hard work. It was how they made their living. So when Jesus called to them and said “come after me and I will make you fishers of men,” they probably thought: it can’t be any harder than tending these nets all day long. Okay let’s go!
Little did they realize that following Christ is also very hard work. It involves making a commitment to changing your life. And as we all know, change often challenges our commitment. In today’s gospel, Jesus also calls us to change our hearts and do the hard work of His apostles right here in King of Prussia. Continue reading