12 Jan 2009
After John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, â€œThe time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.â€
Â As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the seaâ€”for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, â€œFollow me and I will make you fish for people.â€ And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.