On the third Sunday of the Epiphany, we hear
- Jesus calling the disciples at the sea (Mark 1.14—20)
- the city of Ninevah making a dramatic change for God (Jonah 3.1—5, 10)
- the psalmist relying of God alone as rock and salvation (Psalm 62.5—12)
Here’s the introduction to the day’s readings from Sundays and Seasons:
As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.