In reading about the way Jesus calls his disciples, we have the chance to see what we are actually called to participate in.
A gospel for the already-found
Epiphany 2B | John 1:43-51
This story we just heard from the gospel we call John is described as a call story. Because it shows how Jesus calls his disciples to follow him.
Call is a funny word because it really only is used this way in religious and spiritual contexts. Being called, or having a calling, is a way of speaking to divine guidance, synergy of purpose, and deep connection with who we are made to be.
Outside of the church, however, calling has a different impact. When I call you on the phone, it is quite direct. I act upon you. When you are “being called,” you’re mostly choosing whether to answer the phone. That’s it.
But for us in the church, being called isn’t about picking up the phone. It’s about all that comes from when you do. It is literally just the beginning.
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