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21, 1994 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 9 "- Commentary -- First disciples called theology of Mark Go Jan, 2P l CmL.ntary for  Jesus . . . of the one called. This type of hesitating response I';;9'4meT"hc;dlUB?dMa:rk -- (n!Hmte!iil,wfogSYrrcii;i- T@)iitd/i!2m:ei?ldtoa:;ln w:ehrZui:!iZ e Last S  "/ ration to describe Jesus, who he Jam " ' unda w  . es and John, they do not ask permmmon to sa .... fJesusfirstdiscile---  I I thecall y e conmdered i ' was, what was his m]smon. Bemdes . . Y ....... t ......... c .... good-bye to thmr parents. Simon and Andrew leave urlllrl 1 J  uc- me omer amvuLeb uur tour .... Go,- g to the theology of the  ;o ,m, h,ut J-suB all of their occupahon, thmr nets, while James and John "Pill 0 r T I-  I I JILL" " llff I BB ffOSpLo =.* .. ,.,-.   , calleJ" ,yoan. There they were I I dlb: I hem refer to him as a -ro,,het leave not only their occupation, nor do they say u Ill rill t- t- disci-, _dea and were alread,, ] ] ]  Where was a low' histo,',, of good-bye to thmr parents, but they leave their father pies of -'   "J aUthor,r,John the Baptist. The [ Ik [ II ,roohetic activity amon the Jews. rotting m the boat and walk away. Matthew and -ae LS ...... . the ate-- - - pel of John uses I ' ......  II New Testament theologians see Luke writing after Mark and using hs story as a y Otthe c . .  r.lnr, to deni'  ta' all of the d]smples | DI DILGER Jesus as the contmuatmn" " of and pattern go beyond Mark. Matthew writes: "The left ChriStian ae growth in faith of a | COLUMNIsTR I even the summit of prophecy. The the boat and their father." Luke writes: "Thev lYft !0v Jesus rom being called to fol-  Gospel of Luke specifically com- everything!" as Go,_ u protession of faith in pares Jesus to Elijah and Elisha, -- Sea ofe.,, u anomted messenger to faith in him as two ninth centu , miracle working prophets Mark uu. 1" ry " " e0nst,^ ,e authts other agenda was to is not that exnlicit, but he does use the story of Eli- e .... aat those who at th '- " o d . tury stin L_,. .. e end of the first ]ah calhng Ehsha as successor for hm pattern t e- lah Vere elleved m John the Baptist as Mes- scribe Jesus calling his first disciples and succes- Jesus. -e(l by the Baptist himself to follow sors. nsider the call of the first disciples of Mark. Mark places this In Judea in the south where the Gospel of it, but in Galilee in the north, on the of Galilee. In the Gospel of John not fishermen. In Mark they are. the shore of the sea or lake and Peter) and Andrew fishing. This made a living, at least in Mark's them to follow him. They im- their nets and comply with the invi- this first call Jesus sees James their father Zebedee, all fish- also calls James and John. e and his employees and follow The story is found in I Kings 19. Elijah had fled from royal anger just as Jesus seems to have withdrawn from Judea in response to the anger of Herod demonstrated through the arrest of John the Baptist. En route Elijah comes across Elisha plow- ing his father's fields with other employees. Elijah passed by Elisha and threw his coat around Elisha. That was meant to be a symbol of the authority and power of Elijah passing to Elisha. Elisha was now called and seems to accept, but there's a prob- lem. Elisha asks permission to first say good-bye to his parents. Elijah is displeased. The story doesn't tell us that permission was granted but Elisha is soon trailing after Elijah and eventually replaces him when Elijah is taken up to heaven. Mark must know that story and the hesitation The story of the first disciples' call is often in- terpreted as a pattern for the special vocations to which Christians are called to serve as religious who take vows such as sisters, brothers, monks, or as the call to serve given to deacons or priests or bishops. In some measure all of these leave parents, family, While others leave everything and even give up own- ership of anything. Our interpretation should not stop with these special vocations. Every Christian is called to follow Jesus without hesitation..The call of Jesus goes out to every Christian, to follow him ei- ther in the single or married life, as Christian role models within a family, in schools, in the workplace. No matter what our work or role in life may be, no day passes without an opportunity to demonstrate that we adhere to and follow Jesus without hesita- tion. Other readings: Jonah 3:1.5, I0; I Cor 7:29-31. 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