Wednesday, January 14, 2009


19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him. MARK 1
I wonder what Zebedee was thinking when his sons left their work in response to Jesus' call. Did his sons say anything to him like, "Hey dad, you will be ok. You have these servants to help you." or "We are going to check this out and will back in an hour or so." Did he beg them to stay or secretly wish he was the one exiting the boat? Was he mad? Indifferent? Confused?
I wonder what the servants were thinking as well. "There go the boss's sons...they always get out of work." Had they heard anything about Jesus? Were they ticked off with getting stuck with more work? Or were their hearts breaking because they didn't have the right to follow?
I wonder what this moment in time looked like to those around who weren't being called?

Little Sisters 1 and 2, and Pamela...thanks for the meals. Deeply appreciated!


tina fabulous said...

nice! i always wonder about the supporting cast.
poor zebedee... left standing there in the boat all alone with his fishing pole.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Kathy,
Thanks for this insightful post. It really makes one think... As I was reading your blog this thought came to my mind: "Many are called but few are chosen." So I really always want to make sure that I position myself to be among those who are called and chosen.

Hope you are recovering fast. I've been praying for you.

Sadly, the books you sent haven't arrived yet. They're probably still buried under the undelivered mail, either in Manila or Bacolod Post Offices. Will let you know once I get 'em.

Have a great day ahead of you!

Pat said...

Hang on for my's coming tonight!!!

KayMac said...

thanks pat! yummy!!!!