Gospel Reflections by Deacon Tom

The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

Our following of Jesus is following a person, not just a set of rules. Maybe his words and vision about a better world and the coming of God’s kingdom drew us; maybe just his personality and his offer of friendship. We follow him to love the father who created us in the image of God. We follow him to make our world a better place: ‘to do the world a world of good.’ Whatever it is, it is enough for us to throw in our lot with him, bringing others with us.