Jesus said to them, “Follow me
             and I will make you fish for people.”
             And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
—Mark 1.17-18

God, can I hear the call?
Do I listen?
Raise my head from my consuming tasks
to listen for another voice?
Do I recognize your voice when I hear it?

And when you call,
call me to service, to healing, to justice—
what do I need to leave behind to get up and follow?
What nets entangle me,
the familiar, the safe, the comfortable?
Will I let go of people’s kindness?
A sense of entitlement to peace and security?
Do I see the webs of injustice
that benefit me and hurt others,
entangling nets I have tended and mended—
can I let go?

Give me heart to let them go,
let them go,
let them go,
and get up
and follow you.

The Sea Today:

pointing to a horizon
beyond, beyond…

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

January 21, 2021

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