January 26, 2014 by bobet888
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
Matthew 4 : 12 – 23
|January 26, 2014 Bible Reading and Gospel|
Those who decided to become disciples of Jesus had to let go of something first. They must have felt uneasy upon leaving behind everything, but they sensed that in giving up something, they would gain more.
When we let go of things we consider precious and entrust them to God, we alway end up as winners. But more often than not, we have difficulty in letting go of our resentments, unforgiveness, negative thoughts, self-pity, false guilt feelings. And the consequences are not compatible with our being followers of Christ. For example, the love of God, which has been poured into our hearts at baptism, remains cold and paralyzed. In order to have deep inner joy, we need to have the thoughts of God and the heart of God. And that means letting go of all that is not godly in our hearts and letting God take its place.