The Gospel reading for Mass yesterday was from Mark 1:14-20.
Here’s an excerpt from the Gospel:
“As he passed by the Sea of Galilee,
he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;
they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Then they left their nets and followed him.”
The video above is done by Rob Bell, a evangelical pastor. Yes, not everything that he says is in line with church teaching, but the above video has a lot of important things and is based mostly, purely on history. “Dust” is a video which challenges us to consider what it took for the rabbi to choose his disciples. Christ was a revolutionary, he chose simple fishermen. We have a saying in Vocations Ministry that God doesn’t “Call the qualified, he qualifies the called.” What a wonderful thing we have to look forward to as men in formation! The entire work of formation is devoted to forming men after Christ’s heart. We need pastors who are sincere, who love the Eucharist, we need men who are willing to fight in the trenches and bring souls home for Christ! We need men who will be sacrificial and love all, putting their very lives on the line, so that souls may be rescued. We need a renewal in our culture and the church is forming men to combat the evil in the world. May God grant us the grace to persevere, may we as Pope Francis said, “smell like our sheep” May we be covered in the dust of our rabbi!
Invite a man to consider priesthood!