"Come follow me and I will make you fishermen of people".
We know these words like a Christian community we are also called the same way by Jesus.
When we hear about the vocation of Simon and Andrew, that they left everything in a second and followed Him, it is apparent to us how deep their faith had †o be.
They were not sure of their choice of a new way and new life, but they must have been sure that the decision was a good one. Of course they knew Jesus they spent quite a bit of time with Him and observed Him and His life.
They saw that His teaching was a reality in His life their decision was not a comfortable decision. There had to be another unseen force or grace at work which allowed them to respond to the invitation.
No one decides in one second to change their profession and go to the unknown without some preparation.
How strange this would have been. Simon and Andrew were fishermen but had little benefit from this life. Maybe they thought that their life and their work gave them a lot of satisfaction, but when Jesus appeared on the shores of the lake their life took on a new meaning. Jesus freed them from their nets.
Jesus calls us once more as He frees us from the bondage of our daily life. He wants to catch us from our mundane life and change us like He changed Simon and Andrew.
We can also start to help not only ourselves, but like the apostles, we can help others.