The call of God

Our theme this week is all about “the call of God”. Two of the readings, Isaiah 6:1-8 and Luke 5:1-11 would suggest that the only real response is an instant and enthusiastic “yes”. Once his potty mouth is washed out with hot coals, Isaiah is seemingly enthusiastic, his hand shooting into the air; “Here I am Lord, send me!” Peter responds to this what looks like first encounter with Jesus and the invitation to follow by leaving his old life without thought. Many of us seem slow and hesitant compared to them. But there is more to both stories, and so many other ways people respond to God’s call throughout scripture. God invites us knowing we might respond in any of the ways already part of the biblical story. And still God invites. When have you known God’s invitation, and how have you responded?

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