3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Sunday, 21st January 2024

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?

  • In today’s Gospel Jesus begins His public ministry by calling simple, ordinary men as His disciples to become “fishers of people” for the kingdom of God.


  • Jesus is also calling us today to “catch people” for God’s kingdom. Jesus wants others to see His light shine in us in the way we live daily and witness the Good News of Salvation to them.


  • Jesus’ mission on earth is to ensure that the Gospel message of Salvation that brings peace, hope and truth is proclaimed to all peoples. How can you help Jesus “catch people” for God’s kingdom?