Mark 1: 14 – 20 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN On this Covenant Sunday, we hear Jesus’ call to “Follow me.” Just as Jesus called the fishermen, the first disciples – Simon, Andrew, James, and John – so, too, Jesus calls us to drop our nets and leave our old lives behind. It is time to cast a new kind of net into our hurting world – a net of compassion, justice, healing, and love. Jesus is not interested in our occasional curiosity or our armlength respect. The Divine is interested in transforming our lives right now. Jesus is not looking for allegiance, but is looking to shake us up, turn us around, and make us fishers of people. May we say “yes” to the call of love. Given this week’s election results, love is the only way forward.