“He Saw Two Other Brothers”
There are always others.
Jesus always sees others and he always calls others. He had already called Peter and Andrew but Peter and Andrew would just have to understand that they were not enough; Jesus also needed James and John—and dozens and hundreds and thousands and millions of others that he has seen and still sees and has called and still calls.
Lord, if I have felt your gaze and heard your call, thank you—but protect me from the pride that tells me that I am more important than I am or that I need less partnership with others than I do.
Lord, if I feel your gaze and hear your call, thank you—and lead me to follow you and in following you to walk and work gladly beside the others that you have seen and called.
After all, you and we need all the sisters and brothers that we can get.
“As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them” (Matthew 4:21).