The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Jesus returns from the wilderness of temptation. John’s in jail now, so his traveling revival’s shut down. Today Jesus goes fishing. He nets two ordinary people, fishermen in fact. “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” That must have been a great line. Simon and Andrew immediately drop their nets and livelihood to follow. Jesus spots two more brothers, James and John, mending nets in a boat with their dad. Jesus calls them – and suddenly the old man sits alone in his boat wondering what just happened. Three becomes five. They follow and watch as Jesus preaches and teaches the good news of God, healing people and curing diseases – signs something new is a foot.