After curiosity…

Last week’s gospel was, like this week’s gospel, a scene in which Jesus begins to call people to the ministry. When people were curious, Jesus responded. “Come and you will see…”

Just as we have heard the words so often in Mass, last week the would-be apostles heard “Behold the Lamb of God….” were curious, wanted to know more, sensed the call of belonging – and so they followed… loosely at first, perhaps at a bit of a distance, a safe distance. Jesus sees them and speaks to their curiosity: “Come and see.”  We are a naturally curious people, but we have also learned to let lots of calls go to voicemail and let the moment pass. Still…. We are a curious lot. Continue reading