3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) : 24th January 2021

Daily Word Of God

Mark 1:14-20

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the gospel from God saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the gospel.’

As he was walking along by the Lake of Galilee he saw Simon and Simon’s brother Andrew casting a net in the lake – for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Come after me and I will make you into fishers of people.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him.

Going on a little further, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they too were in their boat, mending the nets. At once he called them and, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the men he employed, they went after him.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Doing God’s work is never easy and may lead to persecutions like Peter’s. But ultimately, no one can stop the Word of God from spreading throughout the world.


  • Most of the apostles were fishermen and were unprepared to face what God had for them, when Jesus called them to be His disciples.  Yet, they left everything behind and chose to follow Him without hesitation.


  • The apostles fulfilled their mission with great commitment because they trusted that God will always provide for them. We too, must have the faith           and courage to trust in God and do His Will.