Becoming fishers of men is a spiritual calling that we ought to embrace as Christians. With this calling, we’ll be awarded the crowns of saints. These are perfect gifts through which we’re able to rally unbelievers for Christ. With faith, we’ll generate flames which lighten broken hearts. In having the right spirit – a new spirit with timeless principles, is a call from God. But this faith may only come gradually. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest explained, “We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterward we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.” Professionally, it may well take time to develop to our full potential. We have to apply ourselves, be consistent and watchful to bear good fruit. For, it’s only through such gifts we’ll become spiritual – en-wrapped with the Holy Spirit in proclaiming the risen Christ.
Euripides (480–406 BC), a tragedian of classical Athens, explained, “Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.” With persistence we’ll be able to have a bird’s eye view concerning what God wants us to do. As people we may be able to energize our churches. It’s this Spirit who anoints us to carry on his work. In enlightenment we become steadfast in the teaching of the Gospels, while reaching out to men, women and children. These are pathways to which we’re called when we are faithful. With apostolic zeal the Holy Spirit guides us. It’s through him we are motivated to bring unbelievers into his fold.
Mission of Communicating
Believers have a mission to serve humanity. They have to be quick to listen and are guided by the Spirit. George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Nobel Prize winning Irish playwright observed, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” Christians love the food which proceeds from the mouth of God. Through it, they have fervor, walk in the spirit, and are fed with an abundance of goodness. In Christ, there’s an alertness and a desire to spread the Gospel. Some people become spirit-filled evangelists who touch hearts and minds.
Serve to Motivate
Ramakrishna (1836–1886), Indian mystic and yogi during the 19th-century, declared, “God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshiping God.” With this service comes personal fulfillment. Believers should be people-oriented and treat others with respect. With joy let us express happiness as we reach out to the poor in spirit. We’ll be showing a spirit of unity – as the comforter, with our spiritual leader Jesus Christ. By loving God, we’ll experience a religious awakening.
As Christians we must motivate ourselves. Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), Scottish American industrialist observed, “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive are their other talents.” To be in Christ is to discover we are the best there is. As Christians we no longer work under our own strength, but are guided by the Holy Spirit. A Spirit that teaches us all things. We’ll know how to act, what to do, where to go, and what to say, all through the Spirit.
Our mission is always be to win souls for the Lord. We are like fishermen casting our nets into the seas, rivers, and streams of the world. Amazingly, we walk on the banks of these shores, climb hills and mountains, run by meandering landscapes – for we’ll catch not only fish for our nourishment, but men, women, and children who heed the call of Christ, their Savior.