And now, in this new moment in time, Jesus invites them to leave this work to learn a different kind of fishing. Yes, No, or Not Yet? So what does saying Yes require? For one, it requires a certain amount of trust in Jesus to take the risk of being vulnerable and leaving their nets in order to go into something that is unknown. It would also take what I like to call holy curiosity – the grace to respond to God’s invitation because you’re curious to see where God will lead you next. And what God might accomplish through you.
--Ellie Hidalgo, Catholic Women Preach
Image source: James Tissot, The Calling of St. Peter and St. Andrew, Brooklyn Museum (1886-1894), https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4458. See also https://www.raydowning.com/blog/2016/6/3/jesus-calls-his-first-disciples for more illustrations of the call.