Saturday, May 29, 2010

Brothers, Fishermen and Apostles

It’s impossible to know Saint James without knowing his brother, Saint John. Their dad, Zebedee, was a fisherman and they were in business with him. They were actually helping him clean some fishing nets when Jesus called them to be apostles (to be “fishers of men”). Without hesitation, they joined him. (Interestingly, Peter and Andrew were also brothers, fishermen and apostles.)

It appears that James and John were especially close to Jesus. They, along with Peter were the only apostles present for a few unique events: The Raising of Jairus’s Daughter, The Transfiguration and they were closer to Jesus than the other apostles at Gethsemane. On one other occasion, it was this trio plus Andrew who accompanied Jesus when he healed Peter’s mother-in-law.

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