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Come, Follow Me!

Come, Follow Me! 

Mark 1: 14-20

It comes as a shock when we realise that Jesus pays no attention to our likes or dislikes.

When he calls us into discipleship – to follow him into his service – Jesus demands that we set aside any notion of what is convenient or preferable or within our ability.

Our readings this week from Jonah and Mark are examples of that call to service and the rewards that await those who faithfully obey.

Jonah’s initial reluctance to take God’s message of repentance to the evil people of Ninevah eventually gave way to obedience, and the results of his efforts were astounding.

Mark gives us his account of Jesus calling the first disciples from their boats and nets into the work of kingdom-building, marking the beginning of an unforgettable and life-changing adventure with the Son of God.

When Jesus calls us from our comfortable lives into his service, it’s usually unexpected and often inconvenient. We must realise we have no right to decline him whether for personal preference or lack of confidence.

The mark of a saint is confidence in God’s ways – faith in an omnipotent power who engineers circumstances according to a divine plan beyond our understanding.

When we abandon ourselves to Jesus and obey his invitation to ‘Come’, we can be certain he will continue to use us as his agents, and to say ‘Come’ through us as we likewise invite others to ‘come and see’.

Have I come to Jesus? Will I come now?