Jesus’ First Disciples
 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.  When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”  When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.  Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”  “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour.  Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus.  The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).  And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter).
Every time I encounter Jesus' calling of the disciples I'm left wondering if I would have responded or if I'd have been too worried to give everything up and follow an uncertain path.
Of course I like to think I'd have followed but I doubt it; it took a lot of persuasion and time to follow my calling when I wasn't putting anything much at risk.
Jesus we are reminded today of how the disciples were gifted; with conviction, faith, acceptance and willingness to follow you. I ask for just some of this in my life to help me follow your will. Amen