AND I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN."
In the Gospel (Mt 4, 12-23) Jesus continues with the invitation the people to conversion. This was the invitation that John the Baptist made to those who heard him. Everything seems to indicate that there is an urgency in raising awareness of the need to change our selfish attitudes for the desire to live for God. We could call this life change: having an encounter with God.
This encounter with God makes a person want to live a righteous life. It also creates an opportunity to share the Gospel with others. In the Gospel, Jesus wants to be known so that those that know him can share their testimony with others: "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." This invitation from Jesus is not limited to a few, but it is open to all disciples. The more people that believe in the Son of God and his mission, the more they will contribute to building up the Kingdom of God.
Following Jesus requires determination and freedom. It means overcoming great challenges and being detached from worldly possessions in order to serve Jesus better.
Fr. Carlos Flores, OSA
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