One morning, after working all night, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, heard Jesus call to them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
Sometimes I hear in my heart that I should do something, say something, forgive someone, but my response is less than immediate. In fact, saddening God, sometimes I even turn away and say no. But, other times I say yes and immediately respond to my heart’s calling. Those times gladden the Lord. I am sure of this because of the great joy it invariably brings me.
On this feast of St James, stop hanging on to the boat you are in. Listen for God’s calling in your heart and respond completely and immediately with your uncompromising yes!
St James, pray for us.