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What is going on? We had last Sunday the story of the first two disciples joining Jesus. One of them was Andrew, the other unnamed. Now we get another story, in another place, of other first disciples being called. So the Church underlines, two weeks running, the importance of Jesus’ new community. The first thing he does is call disciples. He can’t do everything on his own, and that is the point of the Church. He calls disciples to make a new people, a new Israel – old, young, middle-aged: we all have our part to fill in Jesus’ play. Tired old people, busy parents, lively youngsters – each of us can make a unique contribution, especially since Jesus has chosen us himself. An odd choice, some of us! What did he want ME to do in the new family of Jesus? The two different versions of the calling of the disciples show that at least two different people told this story. When two people tell the same story, there are bound to be variations. The place didn’t matter, or the order in which the disciples were
called. The point of the story was the call, the response and the companionship, the working together with the Lord. Do you enjoy more being on your own or linking up with others? What is Jesus calling you to do?

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