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This discarded net made me think about the calling of James and John, the sons of Zebedee, as his disciples by Jesus following his temptation in the wilderness. James and John did not hesitate for one moment and it was this zeal that led to their selection as two of the three chief Apostles, who were the ones who went with Jesus into the Mount of Transfiguration. “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’” (Matthew 4:18-20)
Featured in “Islands of the World” on 18.3.11 and in “Living Christianity” on 31.3.11
The picture is of a fishing net that had been abandonned or washed up on a beach on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. It has been enlarged to poster size and minimally edited and is available on request without the text.