Our lesson from St Mark’s Gospel reveals Jesus as Teacher and Deliverer, ultimately pointing us to the fact that he is the Son of God. May we all discover both the preparatory and the timely message of Word made flesh more than enough to reveal his saving love for us!
Today in our Gospel lesson, as Jesus implores St Peter and St Andrew to follow him and become fishers of men and women, we are reminded that asking us to share the message and love of Christ is asking no more than what he himself did when he walked among us. If evangelism is your goal, then receive this blessing from the Compleat Angler, “Let the blessing of St. Peter’s Master be…upon all that are lovers of virtue, and dare trust in his Providence, and be quiet and go a-angling.”
On this Day of Our Lord’s Baptism our lesson from St Mark reminds us that what belongs to Jesus through the Father’s live also belongs to us by faith in the waters of baptism.