Monday, January 4, 2010

Work of God

'Then Jesus said to them: "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men." They IMMEDIATELY left their nets and followed Him. When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending their nets. And IMMEDIATELY He called them, and they LEFT their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him.'

Mark 1.17-20

These boys showed promptness! They did not waste time. They left everything behind for a noble cause. They were average guys, fisherman, one of the poorest working classes and yet they were chosen to serve God. They responded immediately to the calling.

How many youths are called but take too long to let go of certain things? They care so much for things in this world that though they believe in God they are left behind. Do you think Jesus would have insisted with them? Do you really think Jesus would have gone back and tried to persuade them to follow Him? Sorry to disappoint you. He would have moved on and found somebody else for sure. Note that two of them, the brothers, left not only their job behind but also their father.

Does it ring a bell? Well, if not then ignore this message. It doesn't apply to you. I am sorry to have wasted your time.

Yours in prayers,
Pr Luke Castro.

1 comment:

Maritza Barr said...

Very powerful yet true! This reminds be of the passage in the bible that says "many are called and few are chosen." We see this passage come true when it comes down to doing the Work of God. Many youth say that they have an ernest desire to do the Work of God. However, when it comes down to actually doing their part and making all the necessary sacrifices, they bail out.

Actions speak louder than words. Its quite simple and easy to say that one wants to do this and that. But, when it the time comes for taking an action/ initiative, it isn't as easy.