Tuesday, January 25, 2011

At Once

The more I learn about our religion, the more I find myself  impressed with the Apostles.

Today, just one phrase from Sunday's Gospel reading added to my admiration:

"At once, they left their nets and followed Him"  (Mt 4:20)

These everyday fisherman left their life behind and followed a man they really didn't know or understand.  No pause.  Without hesitation.  Immediately.

At once.   

They followed our Savior from the moment He called them, right up until to their own death ... despite the questions and confusion they certainly faced. 

I wonder if I would have had that conviction.  

Heck, I know the way the story ends and it's still not easy to always say "yes"!

God Bless.


Unknown said...

Michael I often have that thought as well. The Apostles didn't have over 2000 years of Salvation History to fall back on- they went with blind faith so to speak.
The Apostles are truly great examples for us- so real and human but they also grew in faith.
God bless!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

It's that first step that's so difficult.

Saying "Yes" and stepping out in blind Faith.

Like the Disciples did, like Mary did, like Joseph did, and Paul and ...

God bless.

Shirley said...

Jesus gives us lots of opportunities to say "yes" but we aren't always willing to listen, let alone to follow Him. I guess it's a good thing we have two thousand years of Saints to pray for us, as well as Our Lady, who set such a good example.

the booklady said...

That "at once" IS tough! Lord teach me YOUR Holy Promptness ... now? NOW!