"THIS IS US" - We Are Called to be Disciples

"Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.". . . He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him. In case we got sidetracked during the last Liturgical Year, this weekend’s Gospel (Mt 4:18-22) gives us a chance to grasp Jesus’ beckoning hand and join Him in giving people an awareness of our Father’s often unperceived presence in and through the happenings of our everyday lives. Let’s bring the matter of discipleship into our present day by looking at some interesting and, perhaps, unintended nuances of the NBC “This Is Us” TV Series. It began by introducing us to three thirty-six year olds each of whom appears trapped and perplexed by some reality of their life – not unlike the people of every age and era, even those in Jesus’ ...

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