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Friday, April 20, 2018
As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan. Matthew 4:18-25
One foot in front of the other
close behind me all together
this adventure will be amazing
frightening, will change the world.
The miracles will be abundant
but so will be the belligerence
angry and selfish leaders will
call what we do together blasphemy.
There is no higher calling
than to be the servant of others
no sweeter song to sing
than a love song to the world.
Some will doubt and punish you
they will fear the goodness offered
but hold on tight for we will soar
we will know heaven on earth again.