Then they came to Capernaum, and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. Mark 1:21
Fishing is hard, humbling, day-by-day work.
Trust. Our efforts to love and serve the Lord and each other provide life-giving nourishment for our families, our communities, and our world.
As [Jesus] 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 abandoned their nets and followed him. Mark 1:16-18
With deepest reverence, we recognize each other as a holy home where God’s Holy Spirit—a harmonious presence of love, wisdom, and guidance—dwells.
We live entwined with God’s healing Spirit. We do not fear loneliness.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19
Those who have made the trek, followed the star, and encountered the Christ teach me that the power and light of love can never be fully obscured. May their example renew my faith when it is clouded by pain, depression, or grief, and rekindle my hope when it is diminished by disappointment, disillusionment, or discouragement.