St. Hilda’s Sechelt 2020 Matthew 4:18-22
As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
There is a painting in a small jewel of a Chapel on Prince Edward Island that just so happens to depict one of the stories within our Gospel for today: the call of Peter and Andrew.
It’s a painting of two men in a boat, of course. The first man is older, bearded, and is seated with his hand on a fishing net, his face just turning away from the viewer and toward a mysterious figure on the shore behind him. The second man, a younger man, is standing up in the boat behind the first, with one hand on the older man’s shoulder and his other hand hovering above his heart as if he has been startled. This second man’s face is fully turned toward the mysterious figure on the shore behind him. I call the figure on the shore “mysterious” because the figure is no more than a dark outline with the barest suggestion of light behind it.
The Archbishop's full sermon can be found in the attached file below.