Avis Hoyt-O'Connor (Maryland)
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Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” - Matthew 4:19 (NRSV)
For my tenth birthday I begged for and received a shiny new fishing pole. On my first trip to the brook, I was squeamish about pushing the worm onto the hook, so I quietly decided to use the bologna from my sandwich instead. My brother wondered why the fish were...
I do not want to pretend to follow Jesus.
those who are struggling to follow Christ
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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”