In today’s reading Jesus calls Simon and his brother Andrew. Where did he find them? He found them doing their everyday work—casting their nets into the sea because they were fisherman.
He simply walked up to them and said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They dropped everything and followed him.
Then Jesus walked on and grabbed up James and John. What were they doing? Their everyday work of course! They were mending their nets and when he called them, they left their father Zebedee in a boat with the hired help.