I’ve always thought that the calling of Andrew and Peter, James and John was a strange story, but recently I read something somewhere that made a lot of sense to me. Twice, Matthew tells us that the brothers left their nets “immediately,” i.e., when Jesus calls, they respond totally: they don’t hedge their bets or halfway follow him. What’s Matthew trying to tell us?
Either we follow Jesus, or we don’t: there is no place for a half-hearted discipleship.3
Jesus says, “Follow me.” In response, what do you need to “immediately” leave, drop, or do today?