In Mark 1, we read about the call of the first disciples – Simon and his brother Andrew and James and his brother John, the sons of Zebedee. Jesus says to Simon and Andrew, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Notice that Jesus said “fishers of men” and not “catchers of men.” Fishing is a great activity/sport/hobby/pastime. The thing about it is you’re never guaranteed to catch anything. Some will bite, others will simply swim away. That’s why it’s such an appropriate thing to say when talking about evangelization efforts. There’s no guarantee our efforts will be successful. Like fishing, it can sometimes be frustrating. But we still have to “fish.”
Leave the catching up to God. Happy fishing!!
Father, give us diligence in our “fishing” (evangelization).
May we always be fishers of men, and women. Amen.