A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.
After John’s arrest, Jesus appeared in Galilee proclaiming the Good News of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The reign of God is at hand! Change your hearts and minds and believe this Good News!”
While going along by the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw the brothers Simon and Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they fished by trade. Jesus said to them, “Come after me; I will make you fishers of people.” They immediately abandoned their nets and followed Jesus.
Proceeding a little farther along, Jesus saw the brothers James and John, begot of Zebedee. They too were in their boat putting their nets in order. Immediately Jesus called them, and they left their father Zebedee standing in the boat with the hired help, and went off in the company of Jesus.
The Good News of our Salvation as spoken through Mark.