Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus’ call of the first disciples marks a significant point in his mission.  Matthew presents this incident as an indication that Jesus’ mission will require others to help him spread the good news of the Kingdom.  What is even more astounding is that these ordinary men leave their occupation and their equipment and follow Jesus.  The response of Peter and the others is striking.  Matthew would have us believe that Jesus’ mission is so attractive that it cannot be ignored.  How willing are we to do the same?  What would it cost us to follow the Lord with such abandon?