When the fishermen followed Christ, they left everything. Their families, jobs, boats and belongings. While reflecting on this passage, we should think about our daily lives related to the Orthodox faith.
What is our commitment to Christ? What do we give up for our faith? Imagine giving up everything in today’s world to follow Christ. What would we change to become more Christ-like? Many people are hesitant to make the commitment that the fishermen did but what if we focus on the small changes? Can we give up a luxury we have? Can we eliminate a passion that challenges us? Can we focus on removing a bad habit? All “small” in comparison to the fishermen but “big” in our effort towards personal Salvation!