The disciples on the road to Emmaus had certain expectations about the Messiah, but were disillusioned when Jesus was put to death. Their conversion was one of being called to a more profound faith in the redemptive suffering of Christ.
Watch as Jesus calls Levi the tax collector and they share a meal together, while the Pharisees and scribes ridicule Jesus for his embrace of outcasts.
Watch and listen as Jesus calls to a group of fishermen at the Sea of Galilee and they leave everything behind to follow him. The story is simple, but powerful. What was it about this man and his invitation that inspired them to go with him? In what ways have we heard the simple call to, “Follow me”?
Lent is a time of personal and communal conversion, when we acknowledge that God calls each one of us to draw closer and we examine the ways in which we need to grow in response to that call.